Wind Power Surpasses Coal, Nuclear as Power Generation Source in US

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  • On March 29, for the first time ever, wind power was the second-largest source of electricity in the US for a full day.
  • Wind turbines in the Lower 48 states produced 2017 gigawatt hours of electricity that day.
  • In 2021, wind power accounted for 42% of new energy installed in the US which amounted to more capacity added to the grid compared to any other energy source.

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