Crews installed 908 utility-scale wind turbines around the country in the first quarter of this year, the strongest start in eight years, the American Wind Energy Association reported. The projects added 2,000 megawatts of capacity. “We switched on … #windenergy #energy #windpower #wind #information #sustainable #renewableenergy #climatechange
Wind power is now the fourth-largest capacity source behind natural gas, coal, and nuclear.
The future of federal policies to cut carbon dioxide pollution for existing power plants, such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan rule, remains uncertain for the near term. But even with this uncertainty on carbon policy, other factors will continue to drive wind energy’s astronomical growth — benefiting in particular the rural and Rust Belt areas that are starved of economic opportunity