Kansas Tops For Wind Turbines Under Construction

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A new report from the American Wind Energy
Association shows Kansas is leading the nation in the number of
wind turbines under construction.

The wind industry's fourth-quarter report shows Kansas has 663
turbines under construction. The state tops the construction list
with more than 1,188 megawatts of wind power scheduled to come on
line this year.

Ohio ranked as the fastest-growing state in wind power last
year. Texas still ranked first in the nation for overall wind

The U.S. wind industry installed 31 percent more megawatts in
2011 than the previous year.

Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, says
in a news release that the activity is driven by a federal
production tax credit.

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