US Wind Energy Now Supplies More Than 30% In Four States

 Wind energy now supplies more than 30% of the electricity in four states — Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.

Wind power generated 6.3% of US electricity in 2017. However, wind’s impact can be better seen in its role in states like Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, where it is generating over 30% of capacity. Looking further abroad, the report shows that more than 14 states are generating over 10% of electricity from wind. Overall, operating wind power capacity grew by 9% in 2017, with the installation of 7,017 

Another huge win for Renewable energy in the United States! 

Fun Fact: the US wind energy industry is employing a record 105,500 people across the country, with wind projects or wind-related factories located in all 50 states

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Has the consumer and *taxpayer" gained or lost money in the change? 

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On 4/27/2018 at 8:21 PM, ronwagn said:

Has the consumer and *taxpayer" gained or lost money in the change? 

You're right unfortunately it does take an incredible amount of taxpayer cash. 

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In Texas rates have been primarily stagnent while coal plants have been closing. 

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13 hours ago, Boat said:

In Texas rates have been primarily stagnent while coal plants have been closing. 

They are closing at an increasing rate - did you hear about HSBC cutting financing for Coal plants? Coal is out. 

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