Thursday, January 14, 2016

Over 50,000 wind turbines run now in U.S.

Since 2008, wind power in the U.S. has grown from 16.7 gigawatts to about 70 gigawatts today. Now about 4.5 percent of U.S. electricity comes from wind turbines - enough renewable energy to power 19 million homes.
Recently Congress extended the wind production tax credit through 2019. The American Wind Energy Association expects the extension, along with a 66 percent drop in the cost of producing wind power since 2009, to spark another boom. Read more