Despite this, there is good news. With the updraft of production of wind energy, the United States has reached having 50,000 wind turbines in operation to fight global warming. As well, we now have 980 wind farms in operation. This all brings 70 gigawatts of wind energy to the power grid!
Countries around the world have had climate change gaining more attention, bringing the countries to look for sustainable ways of producing energy, fast. When someone brings up the fact of how wind turbines can kill so many birds, the heads of the industry retort with the fact that climate change could affect the species much more significantly, and not for the better.
But back in the US, with our shift towards renewable energy and away from fossil fuels, it gives a chance to fight against global warming. With a few words of wisdom from Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, “This American wind power success story just gets better. There’s now enough wind power installed to meet the equivalent of total electricity demand in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming.”
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