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Title: Wind Vision. A New Era for Wind Power in the United States (Executive Summary, Full Report, and Appendices); U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

The Wind Vision analysis demonstrates the economic value that wind power can bring to the nation, a value exceeding the costs of deployment. Wind’s environmental benefits can address key societal challenges such as climate change, air quality and public health, and water scarcity. Wind deployment can provide U.S. jobs, U.S. manufacturing, and lease and tax revenues in local communities to strengthen and support a transition of the nation’s electricity sector towards a low-carbon U.S. economy. The path needed to achieve 10% wind by 2020, 20% by 2030, and 35% by 2050 requires new tools, priorities, and emphases beyond those forged by the wind industry in growing to 4.5% of current U.S. electricity demand. Consideration of new strategies and updated priorities as identified in the Wind Vision could provide substantial positive outcomes for future generations.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP--5000-63197; DOE/GO--102015-4557
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Link to Executive Summary: to Appendices: to Highlights:
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Country of Publication:
United States
17 WIND ENERGY Wind energy; Market analysis; Wind industry; Wind deployment; 20 percent wind; Wind vision; Wind Power; Objectives; Domestic Supply Chain; Analysis; Overview; Historical Context; Costs; Benefits; Resources, Geographic Diversity; Manufacturing; Costs; Impacts; Capacity; Supply Chain; Appendix; Summary, Highlights