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US wind energy output hit record in ’15, industry group says

US wind energy output hit record in '15, industry group says

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — An industry group says wind energy generated a record 191 megawatt-hours of electricity last year, enough for 17.5 million homes. The American Wind Energy Association said Tuesday that wind produced 4.7 percent of the nation’s electricity in 2015. It says coal generated 33 percent and natural gas slightly less than that. The association released the statistics ...

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Energy Pipeline: Colorado earns top nod for wind manufacturing, jobs

A recent review of the U.S. wind industry in 2014 was filled with glowing description, with Colorado earning several of the positive nods. The American Wind Energy Association’s annual report showed that Colorado ended 2014 in the lead nationally in manufacturing jobs and was third in overall wind industry workers, with more than 6,000. Across the board, wind industry jobs ...

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Federal wind energy tax break put on hold

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With only a few days remaining in the current session of Congress, it’s looking more and more like a federally proposed tax break for wind power will be tabled until next year, according to The Denver Post. The decision to bypass the tax break is said to be the result of President Obama taking priority in other key legislation such ...

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Solar poised to increase market share in Texas

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West Texas is known for its pumpjacks, big trucks and sprawling flatness. As a state, Texas is first in the nation for wind power, with wind farms producing more than 12,000 megawatts of electricity, almost 10 percent of Texas’ electricity and enough to power more than 3 million homes, according to the American Wind Energy Association. But while wind has ...

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Texas wind blows in billions of dollars


When it comes to revenue, Texas crude oil hits a new hallmark nearly every month. But a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has found that Texas is pulling in big bucks from wind energy that should not go unnoticed. According to the analysis, wind benefits Texas to the tone of $3.3 billion annually and passes on ...

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