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What can a wind farm do for small town America?

What can a wind farm do for small town America?

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Welcome to Muenster, Texas
Population: 0

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This tight-knit ranching community is home to something pretty special:

A clean energy revolution.

More than 52 wind turbines dot the landscape, generating electricity.

Renewable energy from sources like wind and solar is not only good for the planet, it's also good for Americans and our communities.

Meet Charles and Jane Barfknecht

  • © WWF-US / Eric Kruszewski Charles Barfknecht
  • © WWF-US / Eric Kruszewski Jane Barfknecht
  • They receive lease payments from the wind turbine on their property. This added revenue gives them more financial security and support.

    Charles paid for a new set of hearing aids with cash from the wind turbine. And Jane plans to use the new revenue stream to replace her 19-year-old red truck.

    "It's kind of like social security to us retired people. It's been a great help," Charles says.

So where does the electricity from the wind farm go?

Procter and Gamble, a consumer products company and maker of family, personal, and household care brands, buys nearly 80% of the electricity generated by Muenster’s wind turbines.

© Hammock Illustration / Shutterstock Drawing of houses on a street Drawing of houses on a street with lights on

That electricity is equivalent
to powering 30,000 homes.

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WWF works with some of the world's largest companies like P&G to set and meet strong goals to transition to renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions.

To prevent the worst impacts of climate change, we must shift our global energy supply to clean and sustainable sources such as wind and solar.

WWF envisions a future powered by 100% renewable energy.

It's good for Americans.

It's good for business.

And it's good for the planet.