Wind Power: clean, sustainable, and affordable
Wind power generates electricity with...
- No air emissions
- No fuel to mine, transport, or store
- No cooling water
- No water pollution
- No wastes
Wind power can reduce pollution generated by fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas. A typical (750 kW) wind turbine provides enough power for 328 typical (non-electric heating) homes.
Of course, windpower does require land for siting turbines. Some people don't like the way wind turbines look. Others find them visually appealing. A few wind projects have harmed some birds. And some pollution is produced when wind turbines are manufactured and installed, as with all energy options.
More information about environmental impacts of wind and other wind issues can be found in the links on the right.