Wind drives US renewables
While the White House is unable to get over its coal fixation, the US Depart of Energy knows better which way the storm is blowing. An official report compiled with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory paints a rosy renewables picture as investment in new wind power plants ran to $11bn in 2018.
And the researched showed that the average per-kilowatt installed cost of wind projects was 40% cheaper than back in 2009–2010. Plus prices are lower at an average cost below $0.02/kWh, which amounts to under one-third of 2009 expenditure.
And wind now provides 6.5% of national power. Though when it comes to the likes of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma, close to one-third.
Oh, and oil-rich Texas installed the most new capacity in the course of 2018. The state now boasts more wind power than all but four nations.