31 Oct '12, 4pm

Top US States For Wind Power: Hey, Someone’s Missing!: In the wind-rich Midwestern United States, one state –

Top US States For Wind Power: Hey, Someone’s Missing!: In the wind-rich Midwestern United States, one state –

In the wind-rich Midwestern United States, one state -- Nebraska -- is missing the boat on wind. Now a new report [PDF ] suggests getting on board could be a big economic and health boon for Cornhuskers. First, the current state of affairs: According to the American Wind Energy Association , all the states that have substantial borders with Nebraska get more than 5 percent of their electricity from wind, usually much more, with Iowa (18.3 percent), South Dakota (14.7) and Wyoming (10.1) all in double-digit figures on wind. States getting more that 5 percent of electricity from wind in 2011. (Map outline via Wikimedia Commons, data via American Wind Energy Association) Nebraska, despite having what the National Renewable Energy Laboratory says is the fourth-best wind resource in the country , gets just 1.2 percent of its electricity from wind. So how does Nebraska generate ...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/top-us-states...

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