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Wind Power Becomes America's Largest Renewable Resource

Original story at EcoWatch• 12 mentions • 1 month ago

EcoWatch 1 month ago

 
Wind power overtook hydropower to become the biggest source of renewable electric capacity in the U.S. in 2016 and is now the nation's fourth-largest energy source overall, according to figures released Thursday by the American Wind Energy Association. New wind installations in 2016 pushed the sector to more than 82 GW total capacity nationwide, enough to power 24 million homes. Nearly 6,500 MW of capacity were installed between October and December alone. According to the Department of Energy, the wind industry employed more than 100,000 workers in 2016, a 32 percent bump from 2015. "American wind power is now the ...
 
 
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