Wednesday, August 20, 2008

U.S. Wind Seen Increasing 7-Fold by 2020

Earth2Tech notes a recent report from Emerging Energy Research (EER) that forecasts that installed U.S. wind power capacity could reach 150,000 megawatts by 2020 (up from approximately 20,000 today). That would be more wind power than is installed today in the entire world (94,000 MW as of the end of 2007, according to the Global Wind Energy Council). Such an increase would mean tens of thousands of new construction and manufacturing jobs across the U.S.


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