If you were looking for a good reason to get on-board with wind energy, you can take your pick from this Washington Post article:
- wind is being installed at a rapid rate
- its technologies are advancing
- its costs are plummeting
- it’s creating a growing number of jobs
According to the Washington Post, wind energy in the U.S. is now at 66 gigawatts of installed capacity, providing roughly 5 percent of total US electricity demand. (Sixty-six gigawatts is approximately enough electricity to power 17.5 million homes.) And according to the head of the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 13 more gigawatts are currently in the construction phase and set to come online by 2016.