How did the development of wind turbine technology change the world?
A look at the continuing development of wind turbine technology through time from the first electricity-producing turbine to today’s more efficient models. The energy producing capability of these newer turbines compared to the older less productive versions. The contrast between these turbines and the energy they produce compared to the fossil fuel burning method and its impact on the world and environment and the possibility that they can replace the other electric producing practices with wind-powered turbines. Fossil fuels are materials such as hydrocarbons, primarily coal, fuel oil or natural gas. Formed from the remains of dead plants and animals. The term fossil fuels also include hydrocarbon containing natural resources that are not derived from animal or plant sources. These “fossil fuels” are buried combustible geologic deposits of organic materials formed from decayed plants and animals that have been converted to crude oil, coal natural gas or heavy oils by exposure to heat and pressure in the earth’s crust over hundreds of millions of years. These fuels are burnt to produce heat which heats water and turns to steam this steam then drives turbines that rotate inside a coiled wire cylinder this creates a magnetic field and electricity is produced. The burning of these fossil fuels generates greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide which causes radiation from the planet’s atmosphere to heat the planet’s surface above a temperature to what it would be without its atmosphere; this contributes to the melting of ice sheets in the northern and Sothern hemisphere and leads to sea level rising.