Wind energy leading the way

The U.S. has seen strong growth in the wind energy industry, and 2012 was a record year for the amount of installed capacity.

More than 13,000 megawatts of capacity were installed last year, according to the American Wind Energy Association, which brings the total capacity to 60,007 megawatts nationwide.

In 2013 so far, wind energy has made up more than 60 percent of all new generating capacity installed in the United States, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission