Monday, May 12, 2008

DOE Report: Wind Could Power 20 Percent of US Grid by 2030 | Wired Science from Wired.com

DOE Report: Wind Could Power 20 Percent of US Grid by 2030 | Wired Science from Wired.com

By Alexis Madrigal EmailMay 12, 2008 | 4:03:05 PMCategories: Clean Tech, Energy

Driving future A new report from the Department of Energy claims that wind turbines could generate 300 gigawatts by 2030, which would power about 20 percent of the US electrical grid.

The forecasting scenario would require tremendous growth in the wind industry, which currently produces about 17 gigawatts of electricity, or a little over one percent of total capacity.

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