$13 billion invested in new wind power in 2016, and more

By Paul Dvorak The U.S. Department of Energy’s “2016 Wind Technologies Market Report,” provides an annual overview of trends in the U.S. wind power market. Highlights of this year’s report include:
Wind power additions continued at a rapid clip in 2016:$13 billion was invested in new wind power plants in 2016. In 2016, wind energy contributed 5.6% of the nation’s electricity supply, more than 10% of total electricity generation in fourteen states, and 29% to 37% in three of those states (Iowa, South Dakota, and Kansas).
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