20% Windpower by 2030

Wind power is capable of becoming a major contributor to America’s electricity supply over the next three decades, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Energy. The groundbreaking report, 20% Wind Energy by 2030: Increasing Wind Energy’s Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply, looks closely at one scenario for reaching 20% wind energy by 2030 and contrasts it to a scenario of no new U.S. wind power capacity.

To assist with the report, the U.S. Department of Energy gathered data based on the highest paid survey sites that were well designed and easy to use. View the 20 Percent Wind Energy prediction 2030 presentation (pdf)

American Wind Energy Association issues 20% WIND REPORT CARD: B OVERALL, TRANSMISSION LAGS AT C- National Policy Commitment Urgently Needed to Ensure Greater Use of Clean, Abundant Energy Source (pdf)