When the topic of wind energy comes up, the vision of a large windmill twirling in your backyard may cross your mind. You may see it snapping off branches of your favorite trees and blowing your children into the sky as they enjoy the swing set. These ideas represent the misunderstanding that many consumers have regarding wind energy today. You can invest in this technology without moving a windmill or turbine into your backyard, and there are many reasons why you should consider doing so.
Offset your energy bill. It’s not difficult to reduce the cost of your Texas electricity bill. This state is the largest producer of wind energy, and there are many turbine farms contributing clean energy to communities throughout the state every year. If you buy a green energy plan that includes an investment in wind turbine farms, you will offset your energy bill monthly. The more clean energy you help generate, the less brown energy you have to pay to consume.
Reduce your carbon footprint. Stop feeling guilty about the amount of electricity you produce. If you’re taking steps to decrease dependence on brown energy, you can live comfortably without worrying that your lifestyle is harming the environment.
Show your commitment to healthier living. Many people talk about the tragic state of the environment today, but few take action after having those discussions. The next time you hear someone complaining about the cost of electricity or the environment that the next generation will have to live in, ask them what they’re doing to change the world. You can only do this if you’re taking action yourself, and investing in wind power is one action that doesn’t take daily maintenance.
Educate your children on budgeting through green energy. If you have children, it’s your responsibility to teach them ways to act responsibly as adults. One way to do that is to turn wind energy into a project. Show them what you pay for electricity today, and then allow them to help you pick out a green energy plan. Let them help you analyze your savings each month as your electricity is offset by wind production. If you have turbines in your area, you may even take them to see the equipment that is making those savings possible.
From your pocketbook to your values and your personal pride, there are so many reasons to consider adding wind energy to your lifestyle. Now that you understand how your investment can make a difference without moving the windmill into your backyard, consider taking action towards a green energy plan in the future.