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Published on April 4th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


5 US States Now Getting Over 10% of Electricity from Wind Power

April 4th, 2012 by  

Wind power has grown tremendously in recent years, as you should well know by now. As you can see in the first chart below, it’s grew tremendously from 2007-2011, and the following chart shows that 5 states now get over 10% of their electricity from wind power — South Dakota, Iowa, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wyoming — with several others close behind that milestone. Here’s more from the Earth Policy Institute, via sister site sustainablog:

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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