17 Aug '12, 12am

Busting the Myths (Again) on Wind Energy

Myth-busting is a regular part of my job. There's a great deal of misinformation peddled in the media about wind energy, so when known offenders resurface it's always worth spending time to set the record straight. This time the source was a certain Professor Gordon Hughes in a briefing paper he wrote for the Global Warming Policy Foundation , an outfit which actively attacks wind energy and doesn't want wind to be part of our energy mix. FURTHER READING JDR Cables inks major German wind farm deal US energy wars intensify as Obama lampoons Romney’s anti-wind stance Among the more absurd assertions put forward in this paper is the contention that wind energy is 10 times more expensive than gas, but his comparison is flawed. He fails to include the cost of gas itself and only includes the cost of building a gas-fired power station and the infrastructure to go with it. As mos...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/opinion/2199358/busting-t...

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