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Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 1:33 PM
Subject: Whole Foods' "Wind Energy" Pseudo-Environmentalism

Whole Foods "Wind Energy" Pseudo-Environmentalism 

For your information, I'm attaching an analysis of the January 9, 20006 "wind energy" purchases announced by Whole Foods.


Three of the interesting conclusions from the analysis:


·           109 huge (32+ story, 350+ foot), low electricity producing wind turbines will be needed to produce the 458,000,000 kWh of “wind generated” electricity that Whole Foods has (in theory) purchased.”


·           “$1 million spent for energy efficient light bulbs would avoid the use of 171,550,000 kWh of electricity over 5 years -- which is more than 3 times the 56,064,000 kWh of electricity that a $1,000,000 wind turbine might be able to produce over 20 years!”


·           “Like the leaders in other organizations that have undertaken similar pseudo-environmental actions, it appears that Whole Foods executives thought only about the favorable PR benefits they would enjoy, while failing to consider the adverse impacts of their action.”


Glenn Schleede

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Round Hill, VA 20141-2574