Wind power: An American success story

American wind energy is a true environmental and economic success story. Wind energy now powers the equivalent of nearly 13 million homes across the country, reducing our dependence on coal and oil and creating a cleaner, healthier future for Americans.

Wind power already provides more than 10 percent of power generation in five states, including more than 20 percent in South Dakota and Iowa, and supports 75,000 Americans jobs.

Victory for our clean energy future

Critical federal tax credits for wind power were set to expire on December 31, 2012, putting our clean energy future at risk, but thanks in part to our organizing, President Obama and Congress extended the tax credits as part of the package to avert the “fiscal cliff.”

This victory will mean more clean wind power, less pollution, and a healthier future for all Americans. We can be sure that powerful polluting interests like the coal and oil industries will continue to lobby against clean energy incentives and work against our progress. But even though polluters have loud voices and deep pockets, there is no denying that wind power has broad public support and is a success nationwide—creating pollution-free energy, a cleaner and healthier future, and local jobs.

We need your support

We won this fight for wind power with the support of our members and activists across the country. Environment America brings citizens together to give our decision makers the support they need to ensure a future powered by clean, renewable energy.

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