Wind Power Quietly Leads Solar Power

May 12. 2019. 7 mins read

America’s political polarization is particularly dangerous because it forces those who participate to be corralled into a corner and then spoon fed what they want to hear. You’ll often hear each side chant some generic mantra that telegraphs their adoration for the elephant or the donkey. Thankfully, capitalism continues to plods forward as it always has, ignoring politics and doing what’s profitable. Renewable energy is profitable, or at least that’s what we’re led to believe when the biggest electric utility company in the world generates more wind and solar energy than any other company in the world – 15 GW wind and 2 GW solar.

In other words, this single company produces more than 15% of all wind energy generated in the United States, an amount that only 7 countries currently exceed. Next Era Energy (NEE), the biggest utility company in the world, now generates 67% of their electricity using the wind. Let’s talk a bit more about wind power.

The History of Wind Power

Wind is a form of solar energy, caused by the uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun, the irregularities of the earth’s surface, and rotation of

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