U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Great Lakes Wind Collaborative Blog Post Highlights Positive Wind Energy Research Studies
July 20, 2012
The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative published a blog post that highlights recent wind energy studies. The wind energy world seems to be dominated by discussions of the Production Tax Credit and its ramifications for the wind energy industry, but it may be helpful to take a broader look at the wind industry and recently released analyses that provide us with a few sunbeams in the long-range forecast: the Renewable Energy Futures Study, A Systematic Review and Harmonization of Life Cycle GHG Emission Estimates for Electricity Generation Technologies, and two analyses that examine the future of U.S. natural gas markets. Most of these works were funded by the U.S. Energy Department, which also helps support the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative. Ian Baring-Gould, Wind Powering America National Technical Director, authored this post.