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U.S. Wind Energy Generates More Than $1 billion in Tax Revenue, Payments

July 11, 2019
Emmetsburg News

by Lucas Nelsen

May 30, 2019 - The number of Americans receiving their electricity from renewable wind energy grew rapidly in 2018, with enough installed capacity to power more than 30 million homes. With more projects in development, total wind capacity in the U.S. is projected to grow to 131,000 megawatts (MW), or enough to power about 42 million homes and increase the percentage of energy that states receive from wind.

By the end of last year, six states produced 20 percent of their electricity from wind, while others, like Iowa and Kansas, have exceeded 30 percent, according to the 2018 American Wind Energy Association Annual Market Report.

This development has done more than provide clean energy to consumers. Projects create a range of new economic benefits, especially for rural communities where most projects are located.

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