Environmental Benefits of Wind Energy

Turbine in Bowling Green Crop Field

Wind power produces no emissions of pollutants, greenhouse gases, radioactive waste, or mining waste like other sources of electricity.

Based on 2009 EPA emission rates for non-baseload (wind energy would primarily offset non-baseload generation sources such as coal and nuclear), each kWh of wind energy produced by a system operating in Ohio would offset 2 lbs of Carbon Dioxide.