Wednesday, January 03, 2007

What's missing from wind promotion

fuel consumption per demand after wind energy installation
fuel consumption per demand before

The "penetration" figure (percentage of total generation provided by wind) usually provided is meaningless, because there are so many other factors operating in the power balance of the grid.

What is needed is proof that wind energy actually reduces the use of other fuels to a degree that justifies its own undeniable negative impacts. Yet that is precisely what is missing from wind promoters' material.

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