Wind Reference from Buffett’s 2016 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders

Source: By Steve Jordan, Omaha World Herald • Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017

On being “planet friendly”

Being “planet friendly”: Both Berkshire Hathaway Energy and BNSF Railway have been leaders in pursuing planet-friendly technology. In wind generation, no state comes close to rivaling Iowa, where last year the megawatt-hours we generated from wind equaled 55 percent of all megawatt-hours sold to our Iowa retail customers. New wind projects that are underway will take that figure to 89 percent by 2020.

BNSF, like other Class I railroads, uses only a single gallon of diesel fuel to move a ton of freight almost 500 miles.