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    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    Wind Comes In Many Different Sizes

    The stunningly lopsided growth of wind power in the US, in 4 maps; Why does a huge swath of the country have hardly any wind turbines at all?

    Umair Irfan and Jaview Zarracina, May 3, 2018 (VOX)

    “…The U.S. Department of Energy projects 404 gigawatts of wind energy capacity across the country by 2050, up from 89 GW today…[which] would fulfill more than one-third of the country’s needs…[But big parts] of the country have been left out of the wind energy revolution…[The hole in the southeastern US is] stark…[T]here are several reasons states like Alabama and Georgia are so far apart from states like Nebraska and Wyoming, and why it’s unlikely that they’ll be able to close the gap anytime soon…[They have] a lot less wind…[But the] major driver to invest in wind in many states is renewable portfolio standards…[S]tronger RPSs lead to renewables being deployed more actively…[though some states without RPSs take advantage of strong wind or solar resources]…” click here for more

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