In 2008, U.S. Wind Turbines Generated Enough Energy to Power Colorado.
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Annual 2010. Accessed November 17, 2011
One Megawatt of Wind Energy = 2,600 Fewer Tons of Carbon Dioxide per year.
Wind energy has been one of the fastest growing energy source in the United States since 1999.
New energy capacity additions in the United States.
Source: EIA, Ventyx, AWEA, IREC, Berkeley Lab
But the United States has a long way to go to reach stated goals of 20% wind energy by 2030, with current wind energy penetration levels much lower than many other countries.
Source: Berkeley Lab estimates based on data from BTM Consult and elsewhere.