Wind Energy Basics: All About Colorado’s Choice Energy Source

Wind energy is sweeping the nation. As a leader in renewable energy, Colorado has embraced this energy resource over the last decade. Today, nearly 80 percent of the state's renewable energy is generated by wind, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Familiarize yourself with this abundant energy source by reading these wind energy basics.

Benefits of wind energy farms for rural Colorado

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Wind energy farms have taken Colorado by storm. Where wide-open farmlands once stretched as far as the eye can see, wind turbines now pepper the landscape. Some consider the new view a wonder, as few have seen these massive modern-day windmills. Others aren't so thrilled. What can't be argued so easily, however, are the benefits that wind energy farms bring to rural Colorado.