Advocates of wind energy say it could provide 20% of America’s power by 2030. But is this realistic? Not according to a recent article by wind policy expert Lisa Linowes on MasterResource.org. She notes wind production in most states is seasonal, with summer months producing about half that of winter months, and concentrations higher at night when there is lower demand. When you also consider that wind currently produces only about 4% of America’s power, and there is growing opposition to wind farms with cutbacks and moratoria being advanced in states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Ohio, it looks like there continue to be stiff headwinds against the rapid growth of this favored Green energy source.
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