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Published on April 5th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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5 US States Now Top 10% Electricity from Wind Power

April 5th, 2012 by




 
Wind power has gone from being almost non-existent in the US in the late 1990s to being a major source of electricity in the country today. In this repost from sister site sustainablog, you can get a feel for wind’s growth in general and especially in certain states in the US. Check it out, as well as the link above for even more wind power information (in the US and globally).

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



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