There has been an increasing interest in wind power as an alternative to energy from fossil fuel. Colorado is ranked 11th in the nation for its wind energy potential. The Governor’s Energy Office has a great page on wind energy. There are wind speed maps, information on possible applications of wind power, guides to using wind energy, and much more. Interesting readings on opportunities for using wind power in Colorado are available from Colorado Wind & Distributed Energy Conference presentations. For ideas on changing the way you use energy in your home, check out the “Energy Action Guide“.
Publications on wind power are also available to check out from the State Publications Library. A keyword search using the term “wind power” will bring up a list of titles. Titles which may be of interest:
Wind Energy in Colorado: A Practical Guide for Farmers and Ranchers
Wind Power and Wildlife in Colorado (Resource Guide from the Colorado Division of Wildlife)