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Happy Global Wind Day!

June 15, 2009

Today is Global Wind Day, the first global awareness campaign for the promotion of wind energy worldwide.  25 countries are involved in activities to address our global energy and climate crisis.  Our renewable energy sources are diminishing and the wind industry offers the best way to produce CO2-free electricity quickly and efficiently.

 
 

Five facts to blow your mind

  1.  Wind power is part of the energy mix in 70 countries
  2. Wind power is clean, proven and available almost everywhere in the world
  3. Wind power can be up and running on a large scale, in a matter of months
  4. Wind power will save 10 billion tons of CO2 by 2020
  5. We need wind power technology to save us from climate change 

 

What can you do?

  • Write a letter – write to your local Congressman.  Build Baby Build has a great primer on how to ask for their support for a national renewable portfolio standard (RPS).
    Today is Global Wind Day and I am asking for your support for a renewable electricity standard (RES) to ensure that a growing percentage of electricity is produced from clean, domestic, renewable sources, like wind power.  To create a long-term commitment to renewable energy, the U.S. needs to adopt a national RES that has strong near-term targets to promote the expansion of electricity generation from renewable resources.  A strong national RES would foster a sound investment climate for renewable energy manufacturers to invest billions of dollars in new facilities and employ hundreds of thousands of Americans in high-quality jobs. 

     

 

So, go on and put your energy to good use and help save our climate!

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