It’s been a long time coming, considering the massive size of the United States and that we use more energy than any other nation in the world, but the U.S. is finally the world’s largest producer of wind energy. The crown was just taken from Germany, which, despite the fact that it only has 1/27th of the land area of the U.S., has a strong focus on renewable energy sources.
So, in terms of gross production we’re still ahead, but in terms of actual energy use and percentages we’re lagging big time. The good news is that we’re on track to make the Dept. of Energy’s 20% by 2030 goal. However, even that doesn’t quite seem good enough.