Achievements in American Wind Energy


Electricity buyers – whether they are utilities, municipalities, universities or Fortune 500 companies – are increasingly seeking to make wind energy a major part of their energy portfolios. Wind power comprised more than 30 percent of all new U.S. electric capacity additions in 2016, representing $13.8 billion in new investment.


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Wind Energy Foundation is proud of its role in helping secure long-term incentives for wind energy and other renewable energy sources. The wind industry’s federal tax credit has succeeded in spurring an industry that now employs over 100,000 Americans, and delivers clean, low-cost energy across the nation. Wind energy has made up less than 3 percent of all federal energy incentives since 1947.

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Wind Fast Fact #11: Wind energy became the number-one source of new U.S. electricity-generating capacity for the first time in 2012, providing some 42% of all new generating capacity. Since then, wind has continued to perform extremely well, along with all other renewables. Together, renewables accounted for two-thirds of all new U.S. generating capacity in 2015.

June 30, 2015

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