By 2030, Wind Could Supply 20 Percent of U.S. Power



In
just two decades, windmills could produce as much electricity in the U.S. as
nuclear power plants, according to a government report that lays out a possible
plan for wind energy growth.

The report, a collaboration between the Energy Department research labs and
industry, concludes such growth would pose a number of major challenges, but is
achievable without the need of major new technological
breakthroughs.

“The
report indicates that we can do this nationally
for less than half a cent
per kilowatt hour if we have the vision,” said Andrew Karsner, the Energy
Department’s assistant secretary for efficiency and renewable
energy.

 

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