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Major US Corporate Brands Purchased Nearly 1 Gigawatt of Texas Wind Power in 2015

Texas attracted 49 percent of the total U.S. market for non-utility wind power purchases in 2015, as Fortune 500 companies behind household brands, like Tide and Downy, high-tech companies, universities, and major Texas cities all invested in low-cost wind power, according to newly released data from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). These purchases totaled 998 megawatts (MW), a little less than one-third of the total 3,615 MW of wind capacity installed in the state last year.

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US Wind Power Jobs Hit Record, Up 20 Percent in 2016

4.12.16

American wind power supported a record 88,000 jobs at the start of 2016—an increase of 20 percent in a year—according to the U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2015, released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Strong job growth coincided with wind ranking number one as America’s leading source of new generating capacity last year, outpacing solar and natural gas.

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http://www.awea.org/MediaCenter/pressrelease.aspx?ItemNumber=8736