Wind Power Blows
The BHC - Is the Answer to Region’s Energy Needs Blowing in the Wind? tells one story. the NYT tells another - Cost Works Against Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources in Time of Recession.
Some experts not aligned with either camp estimate that wind power is currently more than 50 percent more expensive than power generated by a traditional coal plant. Built into the calculation is the need for utilities that rely heavily on wind power to build backup plants fired by natural gas to meet electricity demand when winds are calm.
And who will pay for this? YOU and ME.