Myth: Wind energy is more expensive than conventional fuels – This is a common myth based on outdated information. The facts are that the costs associated with generating wind energy continue to come down, and it is now one of the most affordable options for generating electricity—in fact, it is competitive with conventional fuels in many parts of the country.
Myth: Wind energy relies on tax credits and other forms of energy do not – The simple fact is that all energy sources receive federal subsidies.
Myth: There are environmental impacts to birds and wildlife – Wind energy producers have learned a great deal about the appropriate siting of wind turbines and continue to study and mitigate wildlife impacts. The result of this study and careful planning is that compared to other human-related causes, such as bird impacts with buildings and cars, wind turbines’ effect on birds is very low.
Colorado is fortunate to have wind resources, and wind energy is a vital component of our energy mix.