18 Apr '11, 5pm

Projected Wind Power Growth (Worldwide)

Projected Wind Power Growth (Worldwide)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has produced a detailed report of wind energy, it’s costs and benefits, and how the U.S. could get 20% of its electricity from wind by 2030. The report, Wind Powering America , projects that under such a scenario, the U.S. could install between 100 and 187 GW of wind power capacity by 2020 and 305 GW by 2030 . This is not a projection, the authors note, and no one can be certain enough about what the U.S. future will be given the political situation in the U.S. regarding energy. Even with two years of a Democratic President and Congress, long-term support and security for alternative energy like wind could not be “installed” — who knows how much support the country’s political leaders will give wind in the coming years. But, apparently, we are on track to meeting this 20% by 2030 target.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/04/18/projected-wind-energy...

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