Some choice stats from Repower America about South Dakota:
- South Dakota gets 46% of its electricity from coal.
- South Dakota ranks 4th in the U.S. for wind power potential.
- South Dakota is currently using just 0.16% of that wind power potential.
- South Dakota could generate 180 gigawatts of wind power. The back of my envelope says that's over 40% of the United States' annual electricity consumption... or enough electricity to power the 177 least-power-using countries and territories on the planet, about a quarter of the world's population.
Welcome to the show, Repower America! We South Dakotans look forward to adding your voice to our effort to build clean power and kick the fossil fuel habit before it kicks us!