New Report Analyzes the Possibility of 20% Wind Energy by 2030
May 12, 2008
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alexander Karsner hosted a press conference on May 12th at the National Press Club to unveil a new report outlining the technical feasibility of wind power in providing 20% of our nation's electricity needs by 2030. Read the full report, 20% Wind Energy by 2030: Increasing Wind Energy's Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply (PDF 3.95 MB). Download Adobe Reader.
Wind power is a critical component of the Bush Administration's long-term strategy to increase our nation's energy and economic security through the research, development and deployment of clean, cutting edge technologies. DOE is partnering with the private sector to diversify our nation's energy supply and fundamentally change the way we power our homes, businesses and vehicles.
For more information about DOE's work in wind power, see EERE's Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program.