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US Wind Power Grows 31% in Q4, 17% in 2011, but Expiring Production Tax Credit Threatens Future Gains

January 27th, 2012 | by Andrew

US wind power capacity surged 31% in 4Q and 17% annually in 2011, according to the AWEA's latest industry report. Wind energy now supplies 20% of electricity in Iowa and South Dakota, while more than 100 wind projects in 31 states and Puerto Rico are under construction at present. Looming expiration of the wind power PTC threatens the economic growth and job creation that's under way, however



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