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Erin Baker, PEP Steering Committee Member, and colleagues at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory predict significant reductions in the cost of wind energy by 2050, according to new research published in the journal Nature Energy

Erin Baker, PEP Steering Committee Member, and colleagues at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory predict significant reductions in the cost of wind energy by 2050, according to new research published in the journal Nature Energy. Baker, the director of the Wind Energy Fellows program and faculty director of The Energy Transition Initiative at UMass Amherst, and the Berkeley Lab surveyed the world’s foremost wind energy experts, who said that technological and commercial advancements are expected to drive down costs significantly. They predict wind energy costs will decrease 17-35% by 2035 and 37-49% by 2050, under a median or ‘best guess’ scenario. The experts anticipate that these reductions will be driven by bigger and more efficient turbines, lower capital and operating costs, and other advancements that will create cost reductions in wind energy production. Read more at the Power Engineering InternationalTechnology.org, and News Office release.

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