Has the Trump Administration been bad for wind energy? It would appear not. In fact, wind energy has never grown faster.
In this post we take a look at the rate at which wind energy has grown from 2000 to the present day.
Since 2001 to 2005 was characterized by relatively slow growth, we omitted that period from the following chart as it adds little to the overall analysis.
The chart shows the rolling twelve month U.S. wind generation, divided by total US electricity consumption (+ losses) for every month from January 2005 to August 2017. It shows that the growth of the wind industry over the last 12 years has taken place in four distinct phases each of which is illustrated in a different color.
The slope, of regression lines fitted to each of the four phases, is largest for the final (yellow) regression. In other words; wind energy growth has been fastest from June 2015 through to August 2017. Trump has been president for 10 of those 27 months.