CO2, Water and The Economy
The National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) has performed a series of studies related to the economic and environmental benefits of wind energy in New England. NREL’s analysis evaluated the impacts from adding 1,000 MW of new wind generating capacity to the New England Grid in terms of CO2 reductions, water savings, and economic benefits. The results are summarized below, and also referenced on a pro rata basis to a smaller individual project similar to what AWE has proposed in Antrim.
Myth you might hear:
“Wind turbines aren’t really a clean energy resource because they only generate electricity some of the time”