Why Renewable Energy?
Wind projects create long-term investments and a local revenue stream for communities and businesses. Wind energy is the number one renewable energy source in the US and is leading the way in the clean energy transition. Today, 68,000 turbines are generating reliable, low-cost power across the country, which is enough to power 42 million US homes.
Source: Data and information from American Clean Power annual reports.
Wind Creates Local Economic Growth:
Wind boosts local economies, especially in rural communities.
- Wind creates jobs: The US wind industry employs over 100,000 workers.
- Local spending: Projects partner with local suppliers and pay millions in landowner lease payments each year.
- Increased tax revenue: Wind projects increases local property and sales tax revenue, supporting schools, first responders, and more.
Wind is Reliable, Affordable Energy:
Wind is a key solution to meeting growing electricity demands. Wind produces an incredible about of energy, and unlike fossil fuels, it is renewed every day.
It is one of the cheapest and most efficient sources of energy. In fact, certain components of a wind project cost up to 70% less than they did in 2009.
Wind Powers a Sustainable Future:
Wind energy is key in the fight against climate change.
Wind saves billions of gallons of water and avoids 198 million metric tons of carbon dioxide every year. That’s equivalent to taking 42 million cars off the road.