Wind energy has a place in our national energy portfolio but organizations offering it as an alternative to natural gas miss the entire point and when the DOE over-hypes wind energy with misleading statements, no one is helped.
Last month, the US Department of Energy (DOE) released two studies plugging for wind energy. Renewables are a natural complement to natural gas but, unfortunately, the data presented is very misleading and twists reality to make wind energy look a lot better than it really is. A dose of realism is demanded before anyone rushes off to say let’s do wind as an alternative to natural gas. They can work well together but wind energy is no substitute for natural gas.
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