4 States Get Over 30 Percent of Power from Wind — All Lean Republican

"Even though new U.S. wind power installations were down in 2017, wind energy is expected to pass hydro as the nation's top renewable energy source this year. "

"A new report underscores that even as Republican leaders remain resistant or even hostile to action on climate change, their states and districts are adopting renewable energy at some of the fastest rates in the country.

Four states—Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma and South Dakota—now get more than 30 percent of their in-state electricity production from wind, according a new report by the American Wind Energy Association. Each of those states voted for Donald Trump in 2016, and each is represented by Republicans in the Senate and has a Republican governor.

In fact, the top 10 congressional districts for installed wind power capacity are represented by Republicans, according to the report, including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California."

Nicholas Kusnetz reports for InsideClimate News Apri 20, 2018.

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/20/2018