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January 31, 2013

Industry installed more generation from wind last year than from any other power source

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-01-31 12:50:03

The last three months of 2012 saw a record number of wind projects come online, even as construction of new wind farms ground to a halt amid uncertainty over whether a key tax break would be extended, the industry said in a report released yesterday. Wind was the No. 1 source of new generation installed last year, surpassing even natural gas, with 13,124 megawatts brought online, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s fourth-quarter report. The bulk of installations — 8,380 MW — came online between October and December, more than doubling the previous three-month installation record in the fourth quarter of 2009. [ read more … ]

Illinois 5th in wind power installations in 2012

By Julie Wernau, Chicago Tribune  •    •  Posted 2013-01-31 12:50:17

In what shaped up to be a record wind for American wind, Illinois was fifth in the nation for new wind installations in 2012, the American Wind Energy Association said Wednesday. The state installed 491 turbines, or about 820 MW of capacity, and is fourth in the nation for wind power installed. [ read more … ]

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