The Saudi Arabia of Wind

Tomorrow's industries in Nebraska could be wind-to-electricity farms. That's what a federal energy lab study suggests in a recent report.

"Choices for a Brighter Future" says the seven states in the Midwest Region - including Nebraska - could potentially generate 5.4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity from wind turbines. That's nearly twice the electricity used in the United States every year.

All states in the region, except Missouri, have more than enough wind energy available to meet all their electrical needs. Nebraska, for example, could become a net exporter of electricity since it has the potential of producing nearly three and a half times the power needed by the seven state region.

A complete copy of the report can be found at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory web site at www.nrel.gov/analysis/emaa/topical.html

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