Skip Navigation to main content U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Bringing you a prosperous future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable
Wind Program
About the ProgramResearch and DevelopmentDeploymentFinancial OpportunitiesInformation ResourcesHome
New England Wind Forum


New England Wind Forum

About the New England Wind Forum

New England Wind Energy Education Project

Historic Wind Development in New England

State Activities
New Hampshire
Rhode Island

Projects in New England

Building Wind Energy in New England




Bookmark and Share

Wind Energy Benefits Fact Sheet

Wind Energy Benefits

Wind Energy Benefits Fact Sheet

Date: 4/30/2011

The Wind Powering America team produced an updated fact sheet (PDF 584 KB) outlining the top benefits of wind energy.

  • Wind energy is cost competitive with other fuel sources.
  • Wind energy creates jobs.
  • Wind energy is an indigenous, homegrown energy source that helps to diversify the national energy portfolio.
  • Wind energy can provide income for rural farmers and ranchers, as well as economic benefits to depressed rural areas.
  • Wind energy is an inexhaustible renewable energy source.
  • Wind turbines do not consume water.
  • Wind energy is clean.
  • Wind energy systems have low operating costs.
  • Wind energy can be used in a variety of applications.
  • Wind energy is one of the most popular energy technologies.

This information was last updated on 5/5/2011

Printable Version

Skip footer navigation to end of page.