US Department of Energy 20% Wind Energy by 2030

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"This report was prepared by DOE in a joint effort with industry, government, and the nation’s national laboratories (primarily the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory). The report considers some associated 20% Wind Scenario: Wind Energy Provides 20% of U.S. Electricity Needs by 2030 Key Issues to Examine:

  • Does the nation have sufficient wind energy resources?
  • What are the wind technology requirements?
  • Does sufficient manufacturing capability exist?
  • What are some of the key impacts?
  • Can the electric network accommodate 20% wind?
  • What are the environmental impacts?"


  1.  "20% Wind"