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During 2016, what portion of U.S. energy consumption was provided by wind energy?

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During 2016, wind energy provided 2.0% of U.S. energy consumption. Because wind power is intermittent, and utility-scale electricity cannot be easily stored, most wind power capacity must be backed up by other energy sources that can generate electricity on demand, such as natural gas power plants.

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