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Wind Farm Benefits

There are several benefits to wind power. Here are a few:


The government of Nova Scotia has set renewable electricity targets of 25% by 2015 and 40% by 2020. This project will help municipal utilities achieve this goal. Wind is a valuable emission-free resource; nature provides it and it is 100% renewable.


The project will enhance the community’s economic development by providing additional tax revenue to the Municipality of the District of West Hants (between $60,000 to $100,000 annually). The construction phase of the project will also create jobs and more demand for local supplies and services, such as food and lodging.


A renewable energy project in a community allows residents to gain a detailed understanding of how wind turbine generators work and how wind power can help us reduce our reliance for fossil fuels. Energy literacy is an increasingly important skill in today’s economy – the project development team will be available to answer questions and provide a better understanding of local and provincial energy issues.

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