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The United States led the world in wind energy production in 2015, according to recently released data from the Global Wind Energy Council, producing more than 190 million megawatt-hours, enough electricity to power about 17.5 million homes. The U.S., even though it has only about half the installed capacity of China, narrowly beat out the second leading wind country on the strength of its wind resources and state-of-the-art transmission infrastructure. Nationwide, wind supplied 4.7 percent of the total electricity generated in the United States last year. Iowa led all states, getting more than 31 percent of its electricity from wind, the first time a state has surpassed the 30-percent benchmark.

– via American Wind Energy Association

 

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