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Ruth Walker

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Re: Historian seeks motives behind climate change
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Posted: Dec 7, 2011 12:54 AM
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The Department of Energy agrees:
www.windpoweringamerica.gov/wind_installed_capacity.asp

Numbers from the American Wind Energy Association:

www.awea.org/_cs_upload/learnabout/publications/factsheets/6713_3.pdf

Iowa is a national leader in the wind industry. Iowa has the second most installed wind capacity of any state and has attracted many major wind manufacturers.

Currently online: 3,675 megawatts (MW)



Added in 2010: 5 MW



Added in 2009: 879 MW



Under construction: 619 MW

Iowa is a national leader in the wind industry. Iowa has the second most installed wind capacity of any state and has attracted many major wind manufacturers.

Currently online: 3,675 megawatts (MW)

Added in 2010: 5 MW

Added in 2009: 879 MW

Under construction: 619 MW

Wind projects in queue: 14,569 MW

Iowa is ranked second in the US in most installed wind capacity, exceeding California?s installed capacity

for the first time in 2008.

The Iowa 4th Congressional District is 3rd in the nation for installed capacity.

Percentage of Iowa power from wind in 2010: 15.4%

Iowa ranked first in the US in 2010 for percentage of electricity derived from wind. This year, through April 2011, Iowa is generating 20% of their electricity from wind.

Iowa wind farms now online power the equivalent of more than

900,000 homes.

Iowa?s wind resource is ranked 7th in the US. According to a resource assessment from the National Renewable Energy Lab, Iowa?s wind resource could provide 44 times the state?s current electricity needs. State wind resource: 570,714 MW (at 80 meters).

www.awea.org/_cs_upload/learnabout/publications/6380_3.pdf

California was one of the first states to develop utility-scale wind farms, and until 2000 had more wind energy installed than the rest of the country combined.

Today, California ranks third nationally in terms of
overall wind installation, behind Texas and Iowa.

Currently online: 3,599 megawatts (MW)

Added in 2Q 2011: 420 MW

Added in 2010: 455 MW

Added in 2009: 277 MW

Under construction: 802 MW

Wind projects in queue: 18,269 MW

Percentage of California power provided by wind in 2010: 3.3%

Equivalent homes California wind farms now power: 850,000

State wind resource: 34,100 MW (at 80 meters)

State wind resource ranking: 19th

State potential wind generation: 105,646 GWh

According to a resource assessment from the National Renewable

Energy Lab, California?s wind resource could provide 39.4 percent of the state?s current electricity needs.


Iowa's number one when using better comparisons:
www.midwestenergynews.com/2011/01/27/rethinking-wind-rankings



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