Oklahoma wind power ranks in top 10, federal report says
A federal report puts Oklahoma in 8th place for wind power capacity. New development is expected to help the state meet a renewable-energy goal three years ahead of schedule. But uncertainty over a federal tax credit for wind production could stall development across the country.
Oklahoma remained in eighth place in wind-generation capacity last year but added more than 500 megawatts from new wind farms, according to a federal report on wind energy released Tuesday.
The state had more than 2,000 megawatts of generating capacity from wind at the end of 2011, up from almost 1,500 megawatts in 2010.
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