More Wind, Less Warming: How American Wind Energy’s Rapid Growth Can Help Solve Global Warming

The report finds that if America were to tap its wind energy potential to get 30 percent of its electricity from the wind by 2030, the nation could cut carbon emissions from power plants to 40 percent below 2005 levels. That much wind power would help states meet and exceed the carbon dioxide emission reductions called for by the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft Clean Power Plan. The report includes policy recommendations for state and federal agencies to help create a strong wind market. Read the full report here.

Wind Type: Land Based Wind, Offshore Wind
Author: Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group
Publication Date: December 4, 2014
Topic: Policy and Regulation
Resource Type: Report
File Type: PDF
Geographic Focus: National
Keywords: carbon, emissions, offshore wind, policy recommendations
Prepared For: Environment America
Peer Reviewed: Yes
Funding Source: Mertz Gillmore Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Barr Foundation, The John Merck Fund, The New York Community Trust

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