Business Sphere, Vol. 20, no.1

(2008) Business Sphere, Vol. 20, no.1. Iowa Economic Development Authority

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Abstract

Wind power is the fastest growing source of energy in the nation. New installations have expanded total U.S. generating capacity by 45 percent and injected over $9 billion in new investments into the economy in 2007. These new wind projects accounted for about 30 percent of the entire new power-producing capacity added nationally in 2007. According to our figures at the American Wind Energy Association, installed wind power capacity in the U.S. is now over 16,800 megawatts, and the future looks bright. With every wind turbine that goes up, America’s dependence on fossil fuels for power generation goes down. Wind energy represents a tremendous opportunity to use a non-polluting, inexhaustible source to meet our electric power needs.

Item Type: Newsletter
Keywords: Business, Businesses, Companies, Economic Development
Subjects: Business and industry > Trade and commerce
Business and industry > Manufacturing
Business and industry > Economic development
Business and industry
ID Code: 9322
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2010 18:48
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2010 18:48
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/9322

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