An American wind energy revolution

Wind turbineThe US Department of Energy (DOE) has published on its website a series on infographics and a great animation showing how wind energy is rapidly gaining pace and its capacity is booming.

In 2003, there were 185 wind farms online, powering the equivalent of 1.6 million homes ; in 2008, there were 416 wind farms online powering 6.5 million homes. In 2012 there were 815 wind farms online powering 15 million US homes.

Yes, you read that right : in ten years the capacity increased ten-fold. Since President Obama took office, the capacity has been multiplied by more than two.

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America : Hell and high water

Climate change is currently hitting the United States in an impressive way. So I thought I would sum up here what is happening accross the ocean for those who just lost track at how this is becoming awful.

Just last week, nearly 1,000 record high-temperatures records were broken all across the country. In Colorado, up to 36,000 of people have been fleeing the raging fires. Dozens of houses have been destroyed.

In Virgina, nearly three million people found themselves without electricity because of a storm. In Florida,  another storm named Debby flooded cities.

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