Electricity from renewables has more than doubled in the last five years. Wind energy in particular has been a success story—creating more than 75,000 jobs.
States like Iowa and South Dakota get almost 30 percent of their electricity from the wind. But this could all change if tax credits which support clean energy industries are allowed to expire at the end of this year. I spoke with Dave Hamilton, Director for Clean Energy of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, about wind's future in the current political environment and the Sierra Club's new initiative Wind Works.