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

The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America Program is committed to educating state-level policy makers 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 Kansas. We forecast the cumulative economic benefits from 1000 MW of development in Kansas to be $1.08 billion, annual CO2 reductions are estimated at 3.2 million tons, and annual water savings are 1,816 million gallons.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
935121
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102008-2635
TRN: US200815%%392
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CARBON DIOXIDE; ECONOMICS; KANSAS; WATER; WIND POWER; WIND ENERGY; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS; CO2 EMISSIONS; WATER CONSERVATION; RIPPLE EFFECT; INDUCED BENEFIT; INDIRECT BENEFIT; DIRECT IMPACT; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; Wind Energy