What Drives Wind Power Development in the US – Policies or Potential
Of the available renewable energy sources, wind is the most established commercial generating technology with more effective and more reliable equipment and machinery. From just 17,400 MW in 2000 the total world wind installed capacity has multiplied almost four times to reach over 94,123 MW at the end of 2007. Today, over 70 countries around the world contribute to the global wind generating capacity. In terms of the global total installed capacity Germany, the US and Spain have been the undisputed leaders. The US is the second in the world in terms of installed wind capacity and has been growing at the average annual growth rate of around 30% during the period 2000-07.
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What Drives Wind Power Development in the US – Policies or Potential? Reference Code: GDAE0010VPT Publication Date: JULY 2008 Alternative Energy Viewpoint GDAE0010VPT / Published JULY 2008 © GlobalData: This brief is a licensed product and is not to be photocopied Page 1 Table of Contents 1 Table of Contents 1 Table of Contents 2 1.1 List of Tables 4 1.2 List of Figures 5 2 GlobalData Viewpoint 6 2.1 Summary 6 3 What Drives Wind Power Development in the US – Policies or Potential? 7 3.1 Introduction 7 3.2 State- Wise Break- Up of Installed Wind Capacity in the US 8 3.3 Policies Driving the Wind Power Development in the US 10 3.4 Conclusion 13 4 Recent Developments 14 4.1 Jul 08, 2008: Duke Energy Completes Happy Jack Windfarm Project In Wyoming 14 4.2 Jul 06, 2008: TransCanada To Receive Approval From LURC For Wind Project In Maine 14 4.3 Jul 01, 2008: Maine Power Companies To Build Power Transmission Line For Wind Farms 14 4.4 Jun 24, 2008: FPL Energy, Minnesota Power Dedicate Wind Energy Center In North Dakota
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