Robert Bryce: “recent studies show that wind-generated electricity likely won’t result in any reduction in carbon emissions—or that they’ll be so small as to be almost meaningless.”

Robert Bryce, author of Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future, suggests in his article today that “Wind Power Won’t Cool Down the Planet.”

Acknowledging that “the wind industry has achieved remarkable growth largely due to the claim that it will provide major reductions in carbon dioxide emissions,” Mr. Bryce also notes that there’s just one problem with the claim, “It’s not true!

According to Mr. Bryce, “this issue is especially important now that states are mandating that utilities produce arbitrary amounts of their electricity from renewable sources.”  And what does this mean to you?  Tax dollars.

Read the full article here.

Thanks to Jon Boone for pointing us to the article.

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One Response to Robert Bryce: “recent studies show that wind-generated electricity likely won’t result in any reduction in carbon emissions—or that they’ll be so small as to be almost meaningless.”

  1. Actually, we already know a tremendous amount about how adding wind energy to the grid drastically reduces emissions of CO2 and other harmful pollutants. The government and grid operators have already conducted numerous studies and compiled a large amount of data, and the results show that wind energy is a very effective tool for reducing emissions. These data and studies are summarized here:
    http://www.awea.org/newsroom/pdf/08-27-10-Wind_and_emissions_response.pdf

    Michael Goggin,
    American Wind Energy Association

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