Wind Could Power 35 Percent of U.S. Electricity by 2050

Wind power in the U.S. has grown significantly over the last decade, with Americans using three times as much wind power as seven years ago and wind now provides about 4.5 percent of the nation’s electricity.

The U.S. Department of Energy believes those numbers can grow a lot more, projecting that wind turbines could supply as much as 35 percent of U.S. electricity by 2050.

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/u.s.-electricity-35-percent-wind-power-by-2050-energy-report-18772

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