03 Jul 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program, in close cooperation with the wind industry, is launching a new initiative to revisit the findings of the 2008 DOE 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report, and to develop a renewed vision for U.S. wind power research, development, and deployment. Included in this effort will be:
A characterization of industry progress and how recent developments and trends impact the 2008 conclusions
A discussion of the costs and benefits to the nation arising from more wind power
A roadmap addressing the challenges to achieving high levels of wind within a sustainable national energy mix.
In addition to documenting and analyzing the current status of wind technologies and the wind industry, the objectives of the initiative are to:
Provide leadership in development of a cohesive long-term vision for the benefit of the broad U.S. wind power community
Analyze a range of aggressive but attainable industry growth scenarios
Provide best available information to address stakeholder concerns
Provide objective and relevant information for use by policy and decision makers.
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