America's wind-power future depends on transmission lines

02/18/2009 | Christian Science Monitor, The

The country could generate 20% of its electricity from wind by 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. However, up to 15,000 miles of wind transmission lines would need to be built to carry the energy from the windy plains to the populated cities of the East. The cost for those lines could approach $80 billion.

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