The report provides a detailed overview of developments and trends in the US wind power market, including areas of installation growth, price, cost, and performance, as well as market and policy drivers.
Energy & Climate Change Planning
The report summarizes how Maryland is meeting its energy goals and additional steps that could be taken to accelerate its progress. It offers a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) carve-out for offshore wind energy, and concludes with a recommendation to not adopt such a carve-out.
The report contains an inventory of the actions Georgia has taken to implement the 2006 State Energy Strategy, including exploring the feasibility of siting an offshore wind farm.
The State Energy Plan outlines five strategies to achieve New York's objectives to maintain energy reliability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, stabliize energy costs, reduce public health and environmental risks, and improve energy independence. The strategies include: (1) produce, deliver and use energy more efficiently; (2) support development of instate energy supplies; (3) invest in energy and transportation infrastructure; (4) stimulate innovation in a clean energy economy; and (5) engage local municipalities, and neighboring states and provinces in achieving the Stateﾒs policy objectives.
The report assesses the costs, challenges, and impacts in areas of technology, manufacturing and employment, transmission and grid integration, markets, siting and permitting strategies, and potential environmental effects associated with providing 20% of U.S. electricity needs through wind energy by 2030, an increase of more than 290 GW within 23 years.