Tree-Hugger Factoid #40

1 November 2011, 14:24

To generate the same amount of electricity as today's U.S. wind turbine fleet 25,170 MW as of the end of 2008 would require burning 34.4 million tons of coal a line of 10-ton trucks over 13,700 miles long or 112 million barrels of oil each year.
“To generate the same amount of electricity as today’s U.S. wind turbine fleet 25,170 MW as of the end of 2008 would require burning 34.4 million tons of coal a line of 10-ton trucks over 13,700 miles long or 112 million barrels of oil each year.”

Source: “American Wind Energy Association”

Photo Source: “Coal Power Plant” by eutrophication&hypoxi a


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