AWEA: U.S. wind power posted record growth in 2012

03/13/2013 | Reuters

U.S. wind power posted unprecedented growth last year, accounting for at least 10% of the electricity supply in nine states, up from five states in the year before, according to the American Wind Energy Association. Wind power was the top source of new capacity in 2012, accounting for 42% of all newly installed capacity with 13,124 megawatts, AWEA said. "We are generating enough clean, affordable, American wind energy to power the equivalent of almost 15 million homes, or the number in Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, and Ohio combined," said Elizabeth Salerno, AWEA's chief economist and director of data and analysis.

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