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Wind Energy Benefits Fact Sheet

Wind Energy Benefits

Wind Energy Benefits Fact Sheet

Date: 4/30/2011

The Wind Powering America team produced an updated fact sheet (PDF 584 KB) outlining the top benefits of wind energy.

  • Wind energy is cost competitive with other fuel sources.
  • Wind energy creates jobs.
  • Wind energy is an indigenous, homegrown energy source that helps to diversify the national energy portfolio.
  • Wind energy can provide income for rural farmers and ranchers, as well as economic benefits to depressed rural areas.
  • Wind energy is an inexhaustible renewable energy source.
  • Wind turbines do not consume water.
  • Wind energy is clean.
  • Wind energy systems have low operating costs.
  • Wind energy can be used in a variety of applications.
  • Wind energy is one of the most popular energy technologies.

This information was last updated on May 05, 2011