After reading about President Obama's call to action on climate change, I spent the better part of my day researching where my Blue Sky dollars have been going.
The one large-scale wind farm, north of Milford, goes to powering 64,000 homes in Southern California. The only wind power that is captured in Utah is by the nine wind turbines in Spanish Fork that generate 18.9 megawatts of electricity. The rest is purchased out of state.
The U.S. Department of Energy, in its findings for potential wind power in Utah, estimated "the cumulative economic benefits from 1000 MW of development to be $1.1 billion, annual CO2 reductions are estimated at 2.0 million tons and annual water savings of 828 million gallons."