HealthLink Supports Wind Energy

Wind: An Energy Bonanza

The U.S. possesses hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of a free, non-depletable, zero-emissions resource: wind.

The urgency to develop renewable energy technologies that began so strongly in the 1970s following two oil price shocks, fizzled in the 1980s and 1990s. Fuel prices plummeted to artificially low levels and early renewables projects underwhelmed.

Recent technological breakthroughs however, have made wind power and other renewable energy sources viable components of a 21st-century energy solution.

They're cost-competitive, reliable, and more efficient. Adopted into the mix, wind can help counter over-reliance on any one source and encourage the production of a leading source of clean, low-cost renewable energy.