25 Feb '16, 2pm

Over $128 billion invested in U.S. economy by new wind power projects over last 10 years

Over $128 billion invested in U.S. economy by new wind power projects over last 10 years

Over $128 billion dollars invested in U.S. economy by new wind power projects over last 10 years February 25, 2016 Washington, D.C., February 25, 2016 — Building new wind farms in the U.S has added $13 billion a year on average to the American economy over the past five years. According to information released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), that’s more money each year than the annual revenue generated by Major League Baseball . “By building new wind farms across the country over the past decade, wind companies have invested $128 billion into the U.S. economy,” said Tom Kiernan CEO of AWEA. “Over this time, wind has rapidly scaled-up. There’s now enough wind power installed to reliably produce electricity for over 19 million American homes. Continuing to invest in world-class wind resources here at home will help keep our lights on, grow state economi...

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