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Wind Surpasses Hydro

Wind surpassed hydro as the biggest source of renewable electricity here in the U.S. thanks to a tripling of wind capacity since 2008.1

You may be wondering where are all these wind turbines going up? Well the top 3 states are Texas, Iowa, and Oklahoma.1 So how much power are we actually talking about here? Well wind now has the capacity to power over 24 million American homes.2

And with wind and solar adding capacity faster than fossil fuels the power industry3 is undergoing a major and profound transformation.

Sources: 

1"Wind Surpasses Hydro as Largest U.S. Renewable Energy Source", Reuters
2"Wind Power Surpasses Hydroelectric in a Crucial Measure",  New York Times
3Electricity Data Browser, U.S. Energy Information Administration

 

Topics: Hydro, Wind, Video