04 Oct '11, 5pm

New @OpenCRS report illustrates robust #windenergy industry and it needs continued support @drgrist #windworks

Particularly in the wake of Solyndra, solar power gets a ton of attention. It's at that interesting stage of development where big innovations and big failures lurk around every corner -- lots of stories to tell. As sexy as solar is, though, wind power has grown faster and is a much larger, more mature industry. This is from IEA's Renewables Information 2011 : Even as conservatives attack clean energy and the promise of green jobs, wind power has provided a growing source of domestic manufacturing. A new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (available via AWEA ) goes over the numbers: U.S. and foreign manufacturers have expanded their capacity in the United States to assemble and produce wind turbines and components. Nearly 400 U.S. manufacturing facilities produced wind turbines and components in 2010, up from as few as 30 in 2004. An estimated 20,00...

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