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Wind Fact

One Megawatt of Wind Energy = 2,600 Fewer Tons of Carbon Dioxide per year.

Wind Facts


Wind Turbine Power

In 2008, U.S. Wind Turbines Generated Enough Energy to Power Colorado.
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Annual 2010.  Accessed November 17, 2011


One Megawatt of Wind Energy

One Megawatt of Wind Energy = 2,600 Fewer Tons of Carbon Dioxide per year.

U.S. Department of Energy Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (co2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawats (MW) of New Wind Power in Massachusetts


Wind Energy Growth

Wind energy has been one of the fastest growing energy source in the United States since 1999.

New energy capacity additions in the United States.
Source: EIA, Ventyx, AWEA, IREC, Berkeley Lab

But the United States has a long way to go to reach stated goals of 20% wind energy by 2030, with current wind energy penetration levels much lower than many other countries.

Other countries wind energy consumption

Source: Berkeley Lab estimates based on data from BTM Consult and elsewhere.


NH has 25% renewable energy goal by 2025