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Wind energy continues to benefit rural America

By Lu Nelsen, policy associate, Center for Rural Affairs

In 2019, the U.S. reached a landmark in its wind energy capacity when 100 gigawatts — or enough to provide electricity for about 32 million homes — were produced, according to a report from the American Wind Energy Association.

Reaching that milestone came after significant expansion. Wind energy made up about 30 percent of all new utility-s...