Wind energy continues to benefit rural America
July 9, 2020
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...