Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Department of Energy: Wind Energy Could Produce 20 Percent of U.S. Electricity By 2030

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) today released a first-of-its kind report that examines the technical feasibility of harnessing wind power to provide up to 20 percent of the nation’s total electricity needs by 2030. Entitled “20 Percent Wind Energy by 2030”, the report identifies requirements to achieve this goal including reducing the cost of wind technologies, citing new transmission infrastructure, and enhancing domestic manufacturing capability. Most notably, the report identifies opportunities for 7.6 cumulative gigatons of CO2 to be avoided by 2030, saving 825 million metric tons in 2030 and every year thereafter if wind energy achieves 20 percent of the nation’s electricity mix. As part of President Bush’s Advanced Energy Initiative announced in 2006, clean, secure and sustainable wind energy has the potential to play an increasingly important role in the Bush Administration’s long-term energy strategy to make investments today to fundamentally change the way we power U.S. homes and businesses and to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions growth by 2025...

3 Comments:

Blogger Brian said...

I have to say that I am completely amazed; this posting looks like your support for government pork.

May 13, 2008 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Porkopolis said...

The posting simply points to the DOE press release without commentary.

May 13, 2008 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

No problem.

May 14, 2008 at 10:01 AM  

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