Wind Energy Cuts Pollution

New Report: Wind Energy Can Cut Carbon Pollution by More Than 3.6 Million Cars

Wind power is on track to cut as much carbon pollution in Pennsylvania as 4 coal-fired power plants, or 3,689,000 cars produce in a year by 2030, according to a new analysis by the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center. If wind continues to grow at its current rate nationally, it will be able to supply 30% of our nation’s electricity needs by 2030.

The report, More Wind, Less Warming, comes as congressional lawmakers threaten to block the Clean Power Plan, and as the Senate wrestles over whether to reinstate tax credits viewed as critical to the growth of wind energy in recent years. Last night, the United States House of Representatives approved a bill that, if passed by the Senate, would eliminate our country’s best chance for to provide wind energy with the meaningful support it deserves.