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 DOE has published the report in a book titled "20% Wind Energy by 2030: Increasing Wind Energy’s Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply".
"20% Wind Energy by 2030" includes contributions from the U.S. Department of Energy − Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), and Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) − National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) − Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) − Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) - Black & Veatch engineering and consulting firm - American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) − Leading wind manufacturers and suppliers − Developers and electric utilities − and other parties in the wind industry.
The DOE report looks at one scenario for reaching 20% wind energy by 2030 and contrasts it to a scenario of no new U.S. wind power capacity. It identifies the steps that need to be addressed to reach the 20% goal, including reducing the cost of wind technologies, building new transmission infrastructure, and enhancing domestic manufacturing capability.
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