Posted by: Dr. Breffni Lennon | August 18, 2012

GEN: US wind energy industry breezes past 50GW milestone

windfarm los angelesThe American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced last week that the US wind energy industry is now providing enough electricity to power 13 million American homes at the annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. Confirming that the sector has passed the 50GW installed capacity milestone, the AWEA has credited this surge in new wind farms from the rush by wind developers to complete projects before the US government’s  production tax credit (PTC) ends at the end of 2012. The PTC is seen by the industry’s proponents as critical to the sector’s rapid continued rapid growth.

Source: Guardian Environment Network

The full article can be accessed here.

The AWEA’s press release can be accessed here.





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