CT lacks power in burgeoning wind industry

Jun 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Business

Wind power will play an increasing role in the U.S., likely supplying more than a third of the nation’s energy needs by 2050, according to a new analysis being readied by the federal Department of Energy, but Connecticut isn’t likely to be a major industry player.

The federal government’s timetable calls for doubling the existing 61 gigawatts of wind power by 2020, then doubling it again by 2030 and again by 2050 — growing wind’s share of the energy pie from 4.5 percent today to 35 percent.

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One Comment to “CT lacks power in burgeoning wind industry”

  1. Nicholas Harding says:

    There is good reason for having no turbines in Connecticut. Comm. Dan Esty made the point on public radio.

    Where we live; December 17, 2013
    See 18:51 of this interview with the Commissioner for a fun exchange — http://wnpr.org/post/dan-esty-fracking-wind-power-and-natural-gas

    Transcript of the exchange:

    John Dankosky: From what I understand, Connecticut seems to be lagging other states in developing on-site wind power. Where are we with that?
    Dan Esty: The reason is simple. We don’t have any wind.

    JD: We don’t have any wind?
    DE: We are one of the least windy states in America. Even our coastline is not windy. We have a big barrier island sitting out there in Long Island Sound.

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