EIA: Wind power outpaced most other renewables from 2001 to 2011

04/10/2012 | United Press International

Wind power was the fastest growing source of nonhydro renewable energy in the U.S. between 2001 and 2011, according to the Energy Information Administration. The EIA cited federal tax incentives and state renewable-energy commitments for the industry's growth. Maine's nonhydro renewable-energy sector set the pace, rising from 20% of the state's total energy mix in 2001 to 27% in 2011.

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