Wind Energy Expected To Grow Dramatically

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Energy Department report concludes that
wind turbines can produce a fifth of the nation's annual
electricity needs within about two decades. That is about the same
share of electricity produced today by nuclear power.
Wind energy today accounts for only about 1 percent of the
nation's electricity. The government report to be released Monday
said by 2030 wind energy could account for 300,000 megawatts of
power, or about 20 percent of the total electricity generated.
The report envisions more than 75,000 new wind turbines, many of
them larger than what is in use today, and expansion of
transmission systems to move power from high-wind areas to other
parts of the country.
Texas is the nation's leader in wind-generated power.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 18867654 -
Gray Television, Inc.