Going Green

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Record Wind Power Growth in 2007

Note in the article below that Texas produces in excess of 25% of the wind power generated electricity in the U.S. (I find this interesting coming on the heels of this article posted yesterday).

U.S. wind power grew 45 percent in 2007: AWEA

By Bernie Woodall

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. wind power grew by 45 percent in 2007, blowing away past annual growth marks, industry group American Wind Energy Association said Thursday.

Utilities seeking green alternatives, some in states requiring more renewable power, helped wind power account for $9 billion invested and 30 percent of all new U.S. power generation in 2007, the AWEA said in its annual year-end report.

In 2006, wind power grew by 20 percent. when about $4 billion was spent in the industry.

The AWEA said this year's new wind power installation will be...(complete article here).

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