Wind energy is a key piece to powering the future

Posted 6 May 2016 at 12:00 am


History was made on April 22, Earth Day, when 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to reduce carbon emissions. This was the largest number of countries to sign an agreement in one day. There were many children present for the signing, and UN Secretary General Ban said that the day represented a “day for our children and grandchildren and all generations to come.”

Everyone has a part to play in this global effort, and in some cases, we are being led by our young people. Congratulations to the University of Buffalo, recently recognized as “first among college campuses nationwide in the use of green power.” Young people are concerned about their future, and they should be.

Wind energy is one of the cleanest forms of energy and critical to tackling the 21st century’s greatest challenges of combating climate change and reducing carbon emissions.

This “home grown” power pays back any carbon used in startup within a few months. Adding wind power to America’s energy mix diversifies the nation’s energy portfolio, diminishing our reliance on fossil fuels.

I support Lighthouse Wind and Heritage Wind for our future, but especially for our children’s future, and our children’s children.

It is our way of doing our part of a national and a greater global effort to build the needed infrastructure for a better, cleaner future.


Linda Fisk