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Wind Program FY 2015 Budget At-A-Glance

The Wind Program, part of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, accelerates U.S. deployment of clean, affordable, and reliable domestic wind power through research, development, and demonstration. These advanced technology investments directly contribute to the goals for the United States to double renewable electricity generation again by 2020 and to achieve 80% of its electricity from clean, carbon‐free energy sources by 2035 by reducing costs and increasing performance of wind energy systems. Wind power currently provides more than 4% of the nation’s electricity, and more wind‐powered electricity generation capacity was installed in the United States in 2012 than that of any other power source.