Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Pennsylvania (Fact Sheet)

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Abstract

The U.S. Department of Energy?s Wind Powering America Program is committed to educating state-level policymakers and other stakeholders about the economic, CO2 emissions, and water conservation impacts of wind power. This analysis highlights the expected impacts of 1000 MW of wind power in Pennsylvania. Although construction and operation of 1000 MW of wind power is a significant effort, sixstates have already reached the 1000-MW mark. We forecast the cumulative economic benefits from 1000 MW of development in Pennsylvania to be $1.2 billion, annual CO2 reductions are estimated at 3.4 million tons, and annual water savings are 1,837 million gallons.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2008

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-500-44274

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102008-2680

Keywords

  • direct impacts
  • economic developments
  • indirect impacts
  • induced benefits
  • Pennsylvania
  • ripple effect
  • wind energy
  • Wind Powering America

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