Energy Department Projects U.S. Could Get To 35 Percent Wind Power By 2050

Posted by Mike Confino, March 14, 2015

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The Obama administration projects the United States could draw 35 percent of its electricity from wind power by 2050, in a new report released Thursday.

The amount of wind power in the U.S. is already on the uptick, with wind representing 30 percent of newly installed electricity-generating capacity in the period from 2009 to 2013. In the “Wind Vision” report, the Department of Energy projects that the country could do even more going forward by installing up to 11 gigawatts of new wind-generating capacity each year between now and the middle of the century. That would bring the U.S. to 400 total gigawatts of such capacity installed across the country — enough power for 100 million homes, according to the Energy Department’s estimates.

via Energy Department Projects U.S. Could Get To 35 Percent Wind Power By 2050.