However, the USGS states that the U.S. Wind Turbine
Database as of January 2019
illustrates that only 58,000 of the manufactured wind turbines are installed and in
function in the US producing energy.
To make the steel required for one wind energy turbine,
it requires the use of
fossil fuels equivalent to 661,386,786 tons of coal.
The current wind turbine has three 65 yard long airfoils/blades
and each weighs 16.5 tons.
This steel created from all of the coal consumption illustrated above is also used for the
rest of the parts needed to build one wind energy turbine.
However, the total coal used to make the steel material,
does not include the coal energy
used to fabricate all of the parts that construct an entire wind energy turbine.
Therefore, 38,360,433,588,000 tons of coal, which is
more than 38 TRILLION TONS
was required to manufacture the steel in order to make the current 58,000 wind turbines in
function producing energy on US land, coasts and shorelines.
The gear box on one of the current US wind energy turbine
units requires 60 Gallons
of OIL to lubricate mechanical function and the oil is changed every three months.
Each wind energy turbine uses 240 Gallons of Oil per
Simple math calculates that these 58,000 current standing wind turbines consume
13,920,000 GALLONS of Oil Per Year. 13 MILLION GALLONS OF OIL !
In Vice President Dick Cheney language, "that is 253,090 barrels of oil per year folks."
The 58,000 wind turbines operating in the US are located
in 41 states plus
Guam and Puerto Rico. In total they store enough installed capacity to power more than
27 million American homes. However, the power has not been distributed yet and is not in use.
In total, there are now 89,379 MW [megawatts] of installed
wind capacity "possibilities" in the United States.
Wind power is a 50 state industry supporting a record 105,500 U.S. jobs.
A key challenge facing the wind industry is the potential
for turbines to adversely affect
wild animals both directly, via collisions, as well as indirectly due to noise pollution, habitat loss,
and reduced survival or reproduction. Among the most impacted wildlife are birds and bats,
which by eating destructive insects provide billions of dollars of economic benefits to the
country’s agricultural sector each year.
Wind Energy Turbines equate to massive coal and oil
consumption and interrupt the
normal cycle of agriculture and perpetuate the nefarious activity and need for MONSANTO.
The production and maintenance of wind energy turbines
is an absurd event at best.
However, like most goverment ideas pushed by NO PLAN POLITICIANS, it is their
key buzzword and farce perpetuated at election time.
Go research how this has effected US Farmers and how
it drastically affects
California Agriculture Production.
Most farmers agree and come to the same conclussion.....
Wind Energy Turbines BLOW !
Each WIND ENERGY TURBINE currently in use in the USA requires 60 gallons of oil to operate.
WIND ENERGY TURBINES require an oil change every 3 months, using 240 gallons of oil per year.
The Wind Energy Turbines in the US require 13,920,000 GALLONS of Oil Per Year.
It requires 661,386,786 TONS of coal energy to make the steel for ONE wind energy turbine.
THE US currently has 58,000 Wind Energy Turbines in function within 41 states, Guam and Puerto Rico.
38,360,433,588,000 TONS of steel
was used to make our current installed US wind energy
The US currently has the possibility of a 89,379 MW Capacity with the current standing wind energy turbines.
1 MEGAWATT = 1 MILLION WATTS = 1000 KILOWATTS.
THE USA consumes 1.22 MILLION Megawatts per year.
In 2018 the US generated 1.68 BILLION Megawatts from independent power producers alone.
1 MEGAWATT of Hydropower can power 796 Homes Per Year in the Northwest part of the US.
1 MEGAWATT from Conventional Coal Energy Plants can power 900+ US homes per year.
The U.S. Hydropower
industry employs 200,000-300,000 people in project development and deployment,
manufacturing, operations and maintenance.
THE WIND ENERGY Industry currently represents 105,500 US jobs.
The U.S. Nuclear industry directly employs nearly 100,000 people in high-quality, long-term jobs
The Iron and Steel Manufacturing Industry currently employ 91,110 people.
The Coal Mining industry employs 53,714 people and 31,900 of them work underground.
The USA is the largest producer of Nuclear Power in the World.
60 Million homes are currently powered by Nuclear Power plants in the US.
The U.S. Hydropower industry provides approximately 7% of our electricity in the US.
The Grand Coulee
Dam can power 2,175,655 homes per year in the northwest part of