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As of the end of 2008, the total wind energy capacity of the US rose by 50% to 25,170 MW -- enough to power around 7 million homes and equivalent to curbing 44 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The U.S. is now first among nations for wind power capacity. Germany is second, with 23,903 MW at the end of 2008.
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Bandied about in conversations regarding anything from car-stereo speakers to nuclear reactors, we take it for granted as self-explanatory. But is it? Just in case you are unfamiliar with the term and its usage, here's a breakdown a-la Wikipedia:
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said recently that cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will not be practical in the next 10 to 20 years, and announced that the Obama administration will eliminate funding for further research.
A new report today released by the National Hydrogen Association (NHA) concludes that hydrogen fuel cars must be part of the mix if the United States is to meet its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.