The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released their “2011 Wind Technologies Report” which found that in 2011 the U.S. was still one of the fastest growing markets for wind power. Around 6.8 gig watts (GW) of new wind power capabilities were established in 2011, up from 5.2 GW in 2010. Today, wind power accounts for over 10% of the total electricity production in six states, two of which have over 20%. Combined, these statistics comprise over 3% of the nation’s entire supply of electricity. In 2011, wind power made up 32% of all the new additions to U.S. electricity capacity. In 2011 according to the DOE sixty-seven percent of all wind turbine installations were derived from U.S. manufactured sources. The DOE is issuing a word of caution for wind energy installations for after 2012, particularly when federal subsidies begin to wane for new projects. Federal and state subsidies need to continue for all green energy alternatives. They are renewable sources of energy for this country, and they can easily wean us off of foreign oil. This country needs to become self reliant on domestic energy sources.