The Growth of Wind Power

According to a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy, wind energy is the fasted growing source of power in the nation. In 2012, wind accounted for 43% of all new electric power production. According to wind sector sources, wind production employs over 80,000 American workers.

Wind production is not only clean, but it helps diversify the power grid. Many wind production facilities, meaning wind mills, turbines and distribution systems, are localized and on a small scale. This minimizes the impact of a power outage at a large facility, or a down major power distribution line.

According to some reports, nearly 90% of all wind turbines were made in America.

The full news release can be found here: Wind Energy Production

The report also included a link to an interactive map showing where wind generating facilities are located. The map can be found here: Wind Farm Growth

According to the map, there is a single wind production facility in Kentucky, near Ashland.

Author: Mike

I am a patent attorney in Lexington, Kentucky. My law firm web site is http://www.coblenzlaw.com. I ran for State Representative in 2010 and lost in the primary. Many of these posts are based on writing that I did for that election. Rather than delete it all, I decided to dump it onto the internet.

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