U.S. wind energy capacity is multiplying

U.S. wind energy capacity has grown by a factor of seven in the last decade, adding jobs to the economy and slowing the increase of greenhouse gas emissions. The wind belt, where the atmosphere is most conducive for generating power from wind, runs down the Great Plains and Front Range of the Rockies. From our partners at Climate Central:  We’ve reached the end of the windiest month of the year. But in other months, wind will continue to play an increasingly large role in the U.S. power mix. At the end of last year, wind capacity surpassed hydroelectric capacity for…