At the heart of this good news is the fact that wind turbine technology is improving. New technology means not only lower costs to produce wind turbines but also increased turbine productivity. The results of these improvements are seen in the comprehensive data collection of wind power costs in reports by Lazard, the Department of Energy, the Energy Information Administration, and comments made by top utility executives from around the country.
We already knew American wind power benefits our economy, since it supports over 80,000 American jobs, adds billions of dollars into local, state, and national economies, and keeps our air clean by displacing harmful carbon emissions. But recent news adds to the evidence that wind costs have declined significantly and the savings are being passed onto everyday utility ratepayers like you and me.
The secret is out so much that even the Wall Street Journal