Over the past several years, wind energy has been one of the fastest growing sources of new electricity generation in the United States, accounting for over 40% of all new generation capacity in recent years. Wind energy has proven to be a reliable, cost effective, and completely non-polluting source of electricity.
There are tens of thousands of experts working in the field of wind energy. A few of the most relevant sources for education and information are below:
The American Wind Energy Association, the largest US wind energy trade group
National Geographic has an excellent demonstration of wind power:
The Union of Concerned Scientists offers information about the basics of wind power and how it is generated, with emphasis on its environmental impacts. The Union also provides an overview of energy policy and different energy sources, including information on the need to shift to clean, renewable sources.
The U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory are excellent sources of impartial wind power information.
There have been a number of misrepresentations about wind energy popularized by a small but vocal group of clean energy opponents. As informed citizens, it is important for everyone to learn about the truth behind some of these rumors.
Finally, here is a map showing that Maine has by far the largest potential for wind energy generation of any state in New England.