Solutions Series: Wind Energy & Brief
Wind energy is an important tool needed to combat climate change. The U.S. has seen dramatic growth in wind electricity generation with an increase from 6 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) in 2000 to about 338 billion kWh in 2020.
Research from Net Zero America (NZA) identified various pathways which would lower U.S. emissions to net zero by 2050. Findings show that states like Texas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska could potentially lead in total onshore wind capacity and jobs. New York, New Jersey, Maine, and Massachusetts are likely to lead in total offshore wind capacity.
Read more about wind energy in Climate Central’s newest Solutions Series brief: wind energy. It provides data, resources, and story suggestions to help tell compelling stories on wind energy within local communities.