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U.S. Coal Plants Beat Wind Energy in Third Quarter, Group Says

U.S. power-plant developers added 395 megawatts of wind power in the third quarter, the slowest growth since 2007, reversing a trend of clean energy outpacing coal, according to the American Wind Energy Association.

Wind turbines have accounted for 14 percent of new power generation this year and coal 39 percent, the Washington-based lobbying group said today in a statement. Last year, wind made up 39 percent of new generation, almost matching the growth of natural gas, and coal took 13 percent.