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Wind farms provide only 3.5% of U.S. energy

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On May 24 this year, President Obama visited wind turbine blade manufacturer TPI Composites in Newton, Iowa. There he announced that his “To Do List” for Congress, included extending the wind energy’s Production Tax Credit (PTC). The PTC, which expires at the end of 2012, gives 2.2 cents per kilowatt hour(kwh) to wind energy producers.  For all of 2012, U.S. wind farms are expected to provide about 3.5 percent of U.S.

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