Wind energy offers a pollution free, infinitely sustainable form of energy that can help to reduce our reliance on traditional fossil-based power generation.

A turbine has an average life expectancy of 20 to 25 years. As with any machinery, some parts may wear out and need replacement during that time, but a modern wind turbine is 98 percent reliable.

Governments around the world, including the US, Canada and other industrialized countries, are more and more recognizing the value of wind energy as a vital component of long-term, sustainable economic and environmental well-being, as well as security of energy price and supply.

Governments are rewarding the wind industry with incentives and "green" energy programs that support long-term, affordable, efficient and clean energy from renewable resources.

At the same time, enlightened and forward-thinking energy companies have established renewable-energy business units and investment portfolios that address corporate policy and future economic sustainability, as well as financial performance.