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February 10, 2012 > Calif. gets 5 percent of electricity from wind

Calif. gets 5 percent of electricity from wind

Submitted By AP Wire Service

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP), Feb 01 - Five percent of California's electricity is now generated by wind power.

The Berkeley-based California Wind Energy Association says state wind projects last year generated 921 megawatts, enough electricity to power more than 400,000 homes.

The San Jose Mercury News ( says 2010 figures from the California Energy Commission said wind made up 4.7 percent of the state's electricity mix. Solar was 0.3 percent.

Forty-two percent of California's electricity comes from natural gas, followed by nuclear power and hydropower.

The state wants to get 33 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2020.


Information from: San Jose Mercury News,

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