May 21, 2008
Emissions, Grid, U.S.


Droz, John

Comments on the U.S. Department of Energy’s “20% Wind Energy by 2030” [1] Report (May 2008)

‘Reading the sections about projected CO2 emission savings, the report appears to be a rehashing of prior work, with little (if any) new information or data provided. It is further diminished by technical errors, conflicting information, and a frequent lack of citations to independent sources supporting the aggressive recommendations, etc. This is likely due to the fact that the only non-governmental partners in this project are AWEA (American Wind Energy Association), and consultants Black & Vaetch (who proudly proclaim on their website [2], “We helped launch the modern wind power industry in 1975”). … The end result is a slick AWEA promotion piece. …’

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