Renewable Wind Energy
As a local Portland internet marketing company, we are striving to reduce our carbon footprint every day. While other marketing companies are cutting down trees for useless print ads, we are using sustainable business practices and renewable wind energy to operate while reducing our environmental impact. Print advertising is becoming obsolete and for the first time ever, online advertising methods are expected to surpass print ad spending. Although these changes make us very happy as a community, we should all be looking at other ways we can help the environment, like using renewable wind energy! One of the things that our online ad agency does to help the environment is to use renewable wind power energy to host many of our websites. These high-efficiency servers use approximately 60% less energy per server for operating and cooling. Recent EPA studies showing data centers consume over 3% of all energy produced in the United States. Internet marketing companies must use sustainable business practices, and switch renewable energy too!
Oregon Wind Energy Ratings
The best sustainable wind energy resources in Oregon are more concentrated along ridge crests. As you can see in the map below, the Oregon Coast has many good-to-excellent areas for wind energy production. These readings show wind speed estimates at 50 meters (50m) off the ground, which is the height needed for the larger wind turbines of 50-60-m hub heights. If an area has a Wind Power Class 4 or higher at 50m, it is perfect for generating “community scale” renewable wind energy. This map from The U.S. Department of Energy‘s Wind Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) show how much renewable wind resources the state of Oregon actually has.
Renewable Wind Energy Production by State
Renewable Energy Awareness
As you can see in the renewable energy production statistics from Iberdrola, the United States is a leader in renewable energy productions. However, that was not always the case. In fact, in 2010, Spain lead the charge in renewable wind energy production. The U.S. has taken the lead because of the increase in renewable energy awareness. Help us in making the world a sustainable place by advocating for more renewable energy.
2011 Top Renewable Wind Energy Production by Country (GWh)
Of course wind energy has it’s minor set-backs just like any other form of energy production. However, renewable wind energy is one of the best solutions to the problem. By transforming this abundant natural resource into clean and renewable energy, we can help reduce the impact on our planet. Our customers can rest assured knowing that the internet marketing company you have chosen is not destroying our earth’s natural beauty. Our office specifically employs clean and environmentally responsible policies regarding paper use and recycling. If you’re not a client, we urge you to call your current internet marketing company to ask them about what they are doing for the environment and demand that they use wind energy. It is always nice to know that you can join the energy efficient and sustainable advertising agency to harvest the wind!