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State of the Union Is Right: U.S. Is #1 In Wind Energy

by Shauna Theel, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Blog

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama noted that “America is number one in wind power.” Indeed, the U.S. generates more energy from wind than any other country, leading China, Spain, and Germany.

That is because U.S. turbines are nearly twice as productive as Chinese turbines on average. This is due to technological innovation and productivity that has been encouraged by a policy incentive – the renewable energy Production Tax Credit – that only rewards production.

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Check out AWEA’s “Nebraska Wind Energy Fact Sheet.”