Sunday, December 28, 2008

U.S. Leads in Wind Power

Move over, Germany. The United States is now the world's greatest producer of wind energy according to the American Wind Energy Association.

The U.S. now has over 21,000 MW of wind capacity which should generate over 60 billion kWh of electricity next year. This will be enough energy to serve over 5 million homes and eliminate the need for 91 million barrels of oil.