2012 Strongest Year Ever for US Wind Energy Industry

February 14, 2013 · Print This Article

The American Wind Energy organization announced that 2012 marked the wind energy industry’s strongest year ever. This past year wind energy accounted for by 40 percent of new generating capacity in the United States, surpassing all other energy-producing industries in new capacity, including those dependent on fossil fuels. The wind-powered generators currently installed will reduce US carbon emissions by 1.8 percent, preventing 95.9 million metric tons of

carbon dioxide emissions each year.

Although faced with government policy-related challenges, including the threat of the Production Tax Credit expiration (extended at the last minute by the “fiscal cliff package,” the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012) the wind energy industry has much to celebrate. Rob Gramlich, AWEA Interim CEO, expressed his excitement by the industry’s triumphs, stating, “It is a real testomony to American […]

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