The International Clean Energy Analysis (ICEA) gateway estimates that the U.S. possesses 2.2 million km2 of high wind potential (Class 3-7 winds) — about 850,000 square miles of land that could yield high levels of wind energy. This makes the U.S. something of a Saudi Arabia for wind energy, ranked third in the world for total wind energy potential.

Imagine if all of those people clamoring for jobs that the Keystone XL pipeline has been alleged to offer in the Great Plains found work making clean energy in the same region instead.

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