Wind power is a free and inexhaustible ("renewable") source of energy. Unlike fossil fuels such as coal and oil, which exist in a finite supply and which must be extracted from the earth at great environmental cost, wind turbines harness a boundless supply of kinetic energy in the form of wind.
Adding wind power to the energy supply diversifies the national energy portfolio and reduces reliance on imported fuels, stabilizing the the cost of electricity, reducing vulnerability to price spikes and supply disruptions, and bolstering the security of our national energy supply.
Wind farm development is an excellent source of local jobs, from construction to maintenance and upkeep.
Because good wind resources are often found in remote and/or economically disadvantaged areas, wind power provides steady and significant revenue to rural landowners, farmers, and communities. Wind turbines occupy little surface area, leaving land open for farming, housing, and other uses.