Sunday, August 03, 2008

The Only Wind Energy Fact You Need To Know

Martin & Turbines
Originally uploaded by mdt1960
This is directly from a web site of the United States Department of Energy and its Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy page.

"The wind energy resource in the United States is plentiful. Good wind areas, which cover 6% of the contiguous U.S. land area, could supply more than 1.5 times the 1993 electricity consumption of the entire country."

Read it again.

We don't need to dig up and burn more coal. Yes, transitions are painful, but not as painful if we address them early rather than later.

Too bad a nobody like me is touting this little fact rather than the coal-courting senators of Wyoming (where wind is the only thing more plentiful than coal)—John Barrasso and Mike Enzi.

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