Wind Power Potential to Produce 20% of Electricity Supply by 2030

Posted on May 15, 2008  Comments (8)

Wind energy has been growing tremendously. In 2000 there were 2,500 megawatts (MW) of installed wind capacity in the United States. By the end of 2007, the U.S. installed capacity exceeded 16,000. A recent Department of Energy report sees the potential to provide up to 20% of our nation’s electrical supply via wind power by 2030.

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8 Responses to “Wind Power Potential to Produce 20% of Electricity Supply by 2030”

  1. Chris
    May 16th, 2008 @ 9:32 pm

    I think the major hurdle to overcome with wind power, at least where I live in south western Ontario, is public perception. There seems to be so much concern over the cost of putting up the big wind turbines along Lake Huron on the Ontario shore. People need to get over the financial cost and weigh the environmental. We’ve gotten of pretty cheap with oil over the years, but now it’s time to pay the piper. If wind energy costs more, then we just need to pay it. There’s too much at stake here, then someones bank account.

  2. Calvin
    May 18th, 2008 @ 4:38 am

    Well, not many country are using wind to produce electricity due to the whether issue. By comparing the water and wind, water do produce higher electricity. I just wondering why choose the develop on the wind electricity producer but not on the water electricity producer

  3. Robin
    May 19th, 2008 @ 11:59 am

    I think any possibility that can reduce our dependence on oil is worth exploring. I hope by 2030 all of these possibilities combined will enable us to truly have a sustainable and environmentally friendly form of energy.

  4. Patrick
    July 3rd, 2008 @ 7:54 am

    I really hope that this trend continues and our country moves towards sources such as wind energy to produce our energy needs. I agree completely with Chris in that people need to get over the fact that they may cost an initial amount of money or that they are ugly to look at. We should also start to look into producing electricity from water. Both sources could be used to produce the majority of the energy in this country.

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