More turning to wind power as alternative

Skyrocketing oil prices and the need to end foreign energy dependence have some states, communities, and even homeowners turning to wind power as an alternative.

"We have definitely noticed an upswing since the price of natural gas started spiking sometime in the fall," said Tom Gray, deputy executive director of the American Wind Energy Association. "We are currently importing a lot of oil but we are also importing natural gas ... so using a domestic source helps to save natural gas." Wind energy is the world's fastest-growing energy technology, the Department of Energy says. Wind power also benefits the environment, Gray said. "It doesn't use any water in generation, emits no air pollution, no water pollution, no global warming, no drilling, no waste," he said.Click here to read this UPI article