08 Aug '12, 4pm

Don't Unplug Success: Wind Hits Milestone Growth

This week, AWEA announced a significant milestone in the growth of home grown, renewable energy. As a nation, we should be celebrating this as a moment of collective success brought about by innovation, hard work, and smart policies that are putting Americans back to work. Sadly, the celebration may be a short one if Congress doesn't act swiftly when it returns in September to continue the Production Tax Credit (PTC), a key factor in wind power's startling expansion. According to AWEA's analysis, the United States will surpass 50 gigawatts (GW) of installed wind power capacity this week. That is enough to power over 13 million American households a year. This signifies a major accomplishment for an industry that was predicted to deliver only a quarter of that amount in 1999. How did this growth happen? According to Denise Bode of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)...

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