The U.S. added ~6,800 MW of new wind power generation in 2011, 31% more than was added in 2010,...

|By:, SA News Editor

The U.S. added ~6,800 MW of new wind power generation in 2011, 31% more than was added in 2010, a new Energy Department report says; U.S. wind generation now totals nearly 47K MW. Federal incentives, which have driven new wind installations, are set to expire at the end of 2012; the White House says as many as 37K U.S. jobs could be lost if the tax credits are not renewed.