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Wind Power: A Growing Resource That Is Getting Cheaper

Wind energy in America is booming. However, this growth is at risk from potential legislation to protect military bases with rules the military doesn’t need or even want.

The recently released numbers for 2016 show that 82,000 megawatts (MW) of wind have now been installed in the U.S. That’s equal to approximately 5.5% of the country’s electricity consumption and enough to supply 24 million homes. In some states – such as Iowa and Kansas – over 30% of the electrons supplied now come from wind.

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