America is No. 1 in wind power,’ Obama says

Tampa Bay Times

President Barack Obama devoted a portion of his State of the Union address to talking up America’s energy trends, including being a leader in our own energy production.

"We believed we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our planet," he said. "And today, America is No. 1 in oil and gas. America is No. 1 in wind power. Every three weeks, we bring online as much solar power as we did in all of 2008."

We’ve covered oil and gas and solar power before, but the wind energy claim was new to us. Is the United States the global leader in producing that, as well, or is Obama just being a blowhard? Let’s get on the grid and find out.

Clearing the air

Obama has made renewable power sources a focus of his administration, and has effectively doubled the use of many "clean energy" methods, a large portion of which has been from wind.


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