29 Feb '12, 7pm

Fact check: American Enterprise Institute #FAIL on study of #windpower costs: #windworks #energy

We were recently alerted to a lengthy attack on wind energy that was released by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in its “Energy and Environment Outlook.” There are many serious errors in the paper, including two major mistakes that completely bring down the central argument of the paper. In a surprising turn, once those errors are corrected, the data presented in the paper actually make a compelling case for why America should be increasing its use of renewable energy. Study overestimates cost of wind energy by 500 percent The central argument of the paper, that wind is not cost effective compared to fossil-fired generation, rests upon what we will charitably call a major math error. Author Benjamin Zycher drastically inflates the cost of wind energy by adding $368/MWh, or 36.8 cents per kilowatt-hour, to the cost of wind energy for a supposed need for “backup capa...

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Stunning #windenergy photos from around the world (via @EWEA): #windworks #windpower #cleanenergy

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awea.org 24 Feb '12, 4pm

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According to the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), it is difficult to assess the total number or capacity of small win...

Big Prospects for Small Wind Turbines via @reworld

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greentechmedia.com 29 Feb '12, 4pm

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awea.org 01 Mar '12, 8pm

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awea.org 17 Feb '12, 7pm

With thousands of wind-energy jobs in Colorado and Kansas hanging in the balance, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and ...