Why wind power?

Wind Power is Clean
Look at the Environmental Benefits just one medium-sized Wind Turbine can provide –
Over the next 25 years that single Wind Turbine…
Can prevent the release of nearly 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide into our air
It can prevent the burning of nearly 2,000 tons of coal and the associated pollutants
It can save nearly 2,000,000 gallons of water that would have been used in a traditional electrical generating facility
No emissions, greenhouse gases, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide…
Energy from the wind is clean and renewable
Did you know?
– U. S. Coal-fired electricity-generating power plants emitted an estimated 48 tons of Mercury in 1999.
– Coal plants emit a huge amount of Radioactive Material into the atmosphere.
– A 1,000 MW coal-burning power plant (Sunflower Electric’s new SW Kansas plant is 895MW) releases as much as 5.2 tons/yr. of Uranium and 12.8 tons/yr. of Thorium
– This contains 74 pounds of uranium-235 (this is 100 times greater than a comparable nuclear power plant).
– Including processing output, the coal power plant’s radiation output is over 3x’s greater than a comparable nuclear power plant.
Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal plant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energies per unit mass


Check out Vice-President Kerry Kisslinger up on the wind turbine!