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Excellent article on the economics of wind.

There seems to be a concerted effort now to devalue the role of wind with a constant lament about wind's intermittency.

Readers may be interested in link below to succinct new article which is a debunking of the common phrase "the wind only blows 1/3 of the time" often promoted by anti-wind pro-nuclear and Big Oil apologists (misconstruing the real meaning of 30% Capacity Factor for wind).  This article also explores U.S. Dept. of Energy study's rationale for how wind can integrate into electric grid and supply up to 20% of U.S. electricity needs without using energy storage technology:

http://energyeconomyonline.com/When_the_Wind_Blows.html

Keep up the good work.

Craig Severance,CPA,Editor www.EnergyEconomyOnline.com

by cseverance (editor AT energy economy online DOT com) on Tue May 12th, 2009 at 01:05:08 AM EST

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