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Watch a GIF of U.S. wind power growing like crazy.

Courtesy of the Natural Resources Defense Council:


Over the past 10 years, the country has shifted from pale to dark blue, representing an increase in the gigawatt hours we’re capturing from the breeze.

Though wind power only supplied 4.7 percent of U.S. electricity in 2015, we’re getting better at harnessing energy from the zephyrs blowing overhead, especially in the West and the Great Plains. And those turbine blades are poised to keep on turnin’: Renewable energy generation is on track to double from 2015 levels by 2021.

By the looks of this map, the Southeast has some catching up to do.