Wind power reaches milestone power output

Industry hails rapid growth, as leading firms warn that end of production tax credit could lead to stalled investment

By James Murray BusinessGreen

The U.S. wind energy industry is now providing enough capacity to power 13 million homes, equivalent to all of Nevada, Colorado, Wisconsin, Virginia, Alabama, and Connecticut combined.

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) used the annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas last week to confirm that the sector had passed the 50GW installed capacity milestone after yet another quarter of rapid growth. The trade body said the 50GW of capacity was equivalent to the generating power of 44 coal-fired power stations or 11 nuclear power plants, resulting in emission reductions that would equate to taking 14 million cars off the road.


If interested in discussing energy matters, you can contact Court Rich, director of Rose Law Group’s Renewable Energy Implementation Department,

Also: The Energy Rush: U.S. Inches Toward Goal of Energy Independence/The New York Times

New Legislation Seeks to Recognize Hydropower as Renewable, Promote Industry Growth/Renewable Energy World

Transmission is Key Link to Renewable Energy Future/energybiz

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August 2012