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What a stupid piece

Why? Because the turbines are only 17% efficient. The wind does not blow at the right speed often enough for them to do better.

As a result, 83% of the electricity that should have come from wind has to be made in coal-burning power stations that can never work at optimum efficiency because they are forever adjusting to the fluctuating flow from wind generation. Even with the huge attraction of subsidies, energy companies are increasingly abandoning wind as an effective and green source of energy.

There are so many things that are wrong in that paragraph... but they are the same lies peddled over and over again, that I discuss here about a similar NYT hit piece.

And maybe should tell him about the efficiency of thermal power plants (including nuclear ones) and how much of the chemical energy is wasted in the generation process...

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 07:21:50 AM EST
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