Potential of 187 gigawatts from wind by 2020 could face obstacles

02/3/2009 | NYTimes.com

The capacity for wind power in the U.S. could reach 187 gigawatts by 2020, according to a report from Emerging Energy Research. However, the capacity could be limited by the lack of transmission lines to carry the wind power. "The inability of transmission build-out to keep pace with wind project development activity will increasingly constrain the growth of the U.S. wind power market in the near-term," said Matthew Kaplan, senior wind analyst with Emerging Energy.

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