Breaking Wind... down into usable energy
I'm glad we're finally moving in the right direction when it comes to harnessing clean energy. I remember learning about all the different types of energy (solar, wind, tidal, etc) back in elementary school -- my only question is, what's taken so long?
WASHINGTON - Two decades from now Americans could get as much electricity from windmills as from nuclear power plants, according to a government report that lays out a possible plan for wind energy growth.
The report, a collaboration between the Energy Department research labs and industry, concludes wind energy could generate 20 percent of the nation's electricity by 2030, about the same share now produced by nuclear reactors.
Such growth would pose a number of major challenges, but is achievable without the need of major new technological breakthroughs, said the report released Monday.