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Companies across the country are investing in wind energy to power their businesses and have established themselves as a major demand driver for wind power. Last year set a record for corporate purchasing as companies entered agreements to procure over 4.4 gigawatts of wind energy. AWEA’s new Wind Powers American Business report provides a detailed look at corporate procurement of wind energy in the U.S.
Wind energy — clean, affordable, reliable, and plentiful — is powering economic growth across the United States. And New Mexico, with its wide-open spaces and gusty winds, is one of the nation’s leading wind energy producers. Taken alongside fossil fuel production in the Permian Basin and extensive solar power capacity, wind’s emergence has helped to further establish New Mexico as a diversified national energy powerhouse capable of powering not just its own economy, but also neighboring states.