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Iowa becomes 1st state to have more than 30% of annual electricity generated by #wind:

Iowa becomes 1st state to have more than 30% of annual electricity generated by #wind:

Wind power produced over 190 million MWh of energy in the U.S. in 2015 – making the country No. 1 in global wind production, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which analyzed recently released data from the Global Wind Energy Council and U.S. Energy Information Administration. In another major milestone, more than 31% of Iowa’s in-state electricity generation came from wind power – the first time wind has supplied a state with more than 30% of its annual electricity, says AWEA, which adds that Kansas and South Dakota both generated more than 20% of their electricity from wind in 2015. “We are proud of Iowa’s leadership in wind energy,” says Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who also serves as chairman of the Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition. “We’ve seen exponential growth in wind energy, and the data released today reinforces what we’ve been seeing...

Full article: http://nawindpower.com/u-s-takes-no-1-spot-in-wind-produc...

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