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Suddenly, everyone is talking about wind energy

That breeze you're feeling may be the sudden gust of news about wind energy, until now almost a boutique producer of power in America.

Oilman T. Boone Pickens began flooding the media this month with a $58 million campaign to sell a plan to build thousands of wind turbines. He wants wind to grow from supplying 1 percent of the nation's electricity to 20 percent in a decade.

This week, global-warming guru Al Gore announced a plan to spend at least a trillion dollars in the next 10 years on renewable energy, including wind, to break the nation’s fossil-fuel addiction cold turkey.

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