WEB USERS ARE WIND USERS
Use the Web? Congrats, you’re an environmentalist.
Chris Mooney, November 6, 2014 (Washington Post)
“…If you live in [the U.S.] and you are actually online, there's well over a 90 percent chance that you use...Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft [for search and they] are part of a growing number of tech and other major companies that are entering into long-term "power purchase" agreements (PPAs) with wind farms to ensure a steady stream of power, at a fixed cost, over a period as long as several decades. Most recently, last month Yahoo signed such a deal for wind power in the Great Plains with OwnEnergy, a wind energy developer…[Google and Microsoft have] 285 megawatts of power…in close proximity to the power hungry data centers that these companies operate…[T]he companies buy their power most directly from a utility, just like the rest of us. However, through their power purchase agreement, they have provided a fixed stream of payments to a wind farm that is putting power onto the same grid that their data center is sucking power off of…[and] provides enough financial stability that it allows the wind farm to be built…” click here for more