How much of U.S. electricity supply comes from wind, and how does that compare with other countries?

The United States is the world’s top producer of electricity generated by wind, a title it has held since 2008. U.S. wind power totaled nearly 182 million megawatthours (MWh) during 2014, equal to 4.4% of U.S. electricity generation and more than three times the wind power generated in the United States in 2008. The top five global producers of electricity from wind also include China, Germany, Spain, and India. Although the United States generates more electricity from wind than any another country, China has the largest amount of installed wind generating capacity. View full post on EIA’s Energy in Brief: What everyone should know about energy

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