26 Feb '16, 7pm

AWEA: $128 Billion Invested In U.S. Economy By New Wind Power Projects

The building of 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 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,” says 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.” Wind energy was the No. 1 source for new electric capacity additions in 2015, according to AWEA, with 8,598 MW installed. That number translates to $14.7 billion in wind project investment in one year – a 73% increase over the $8.5 billion invested in new projec...

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