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U.S. Wind Power Surge Likely To Continue, Say Scientists

Publication Date: 8/11/2010
Author: Nadine M. Post
Format: HTML

Wind energy, which accounted for 39% of all new U.S. electric generating capacity last year, could provide 20% of the nation’s electricity by 2030 if growth trends continue for wind power installations, according to a recent study. On the down side, siting, planning and cost allocation issues remain “key barriers” to transmission investment, the study says.

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