30 Jun '13, 12pm

What Is Wind Energy? Wind Energy 101

Using your logic there isn’t one nuclear reactor in the world that has powered even one home. There isn’t one coal plant in the world that has powered even one home. No generation system operates 24/365 without interruption. Nuclear reactors are generally off 10% of the time for refueling/maintenance, coal plants are down for 15% of the time. Wind turbines consume electricity? They probably do. They need to keep their warning lights flashing even when they aren’t spinning. Nuclear reactors and coal plants consume electricity when they aren’t operating. So what’s your point? Wind turbines do cause a very small amount of inefficiency for gas plants. A 1.5 year study in the UK found that the inefficiency for gas plants caused by wind increased CO2 output by only 0.081%. If that extremely small amount of fuel was being burned inefficiently then it’s something we can ignore and...

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