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  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    Six Trends In Wind (Part 1)

    2018 highlights: Six trends shaping the future of wind power

    Greg Alvarez, January 10, 2019 (Into The Wind)

    “…[2018 was another year of incredible progress for American wind power…Wind energy made huge strides across the U.S., from the shores of Massachusetts all the way out to California and dozens of places in between…There has never been more wind power under construction in the U.S. than right now, which means America’s 105,000 wind workers and 500 wind-related factories are as busy as ever…Just under 38,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind projects are under construction or advanced development…[Much of this activity is centered in] Arkansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wyoming, Maryland and Massachusetts…

    Since 2009, the cost of wind has fallen by 69 percent, largely due to technological advances and improved domestic manufacturing…[I]n many parts of the country wind is now the cheapest source of new electric generating capacity… Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia all passed legislation increasing their Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). On election day, Nevada voters also passed a ballot initiative to amend the state constitution to include a 50 percent RPS, which now must be approved by the legislature…” click here for more


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