America's wind renaissance didn't happen by itself. Sierra Club activists fostered it in many ways, chiefly by pushing their states to adopt strong renewable energy standards, which require increased energy production from clean sources like wind.
In Nebraska, for example, the Club's Get Nebraska in the Game campaign persuaded the Omaha Public Power District to purchase 200 megawatts from the Prairie Breeze wind energy project, doubling the district's portfolio of renewable energy. And thousands of Club members helped pressure Congress to renew wind's crucial production tax credit, guaranteeing more clean energy—and clean energy jobs—in the future.
You can join the Club's campaign to retire coal and open the door for more clean energy like wind at beyondcoal.org.
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