NYTimes: Six states used wind turbines to generate more than 5 percent of their electricity last year 

By Peter Behr and Jenny Mandel of Greenwire: Six states used turbines to generate more than 5 percent of their electricity last year, as wind power weathered a second year of recession to post new records of generation, the industry’s trade group reported today. Iowa led the pack for wind’s share in the market, producing 14.2 percent of its electric power from wind last year. It ranked second to Texas in the amount of wind generation capacity, as the Lone Star State exceeded 9,000 megawatts at the end of last year. More than 10,000 megawatts of new generating capacity was built nationwide last year, and wind power produced almost 2 percent of all U.S. electricity, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said. Read more

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