DESPITE TED KENNEDY’S BEST EFFORTS, wind power is booming: “The U.S. is the fastest growing global market for wind power, according to the Energy Department’s first annual report on U.S wind power installations. U.S. wind power capacity jumped 27 percent in 2006, the largest incremental jump on record and the highest incremental capacity in the world, the DoE study found.”

Wind will never be a really major source, but it’s a nontrivial one.