19 Oct '11, 6pm

Is Wind Worth It?

Is Wind Worth It? By MATTHEW L. WALD Most of the backlash against renewable energy lately has involved solar power, largely because of of Solyndra’s recent bankruptcy filing. But Robert Bryce, an analyst at the Manhattan Institute , a conservative research center, took a swipe at wind power on Wednesday in a new study . Bloomberg News He acknowledged that it was not comprehensive, but his extrapolation does provide a sense of how much work it would be to bring about a major transformation in the electric system. Mr. Bryce referred to a 2008 study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, part of the Energy Department, that said the United States could get 20 percent of its electricity from wind by 2030. At the moment, about 40,000 megawatts of wind capacity are installed in the United States, producing about 2.3 percent of the country’s kilowatt-hours. (Wind is about 70...

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