Friday, May 04, 2007

Coverage Analysis: NRC Report on Wind Power

Laurie Jodziewicz of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) staff does a great job of deconstructing the press coverage of yesterday's report from the National Research Council (part of the National Academy of Sciences) on wind and wildlife (see my post from yesterday). Check it out.

The New York Times story was particularly interesting, ending with the observation that wind power could probably only provide, at most, 20% of U.S. electricity. Hmmm, 20% of our electricity supply--as much as is supplied today by any source, including nuclear, except for coal--coming from a source that emits no pollutants, uses no water, produces no waste, and requires no mining or drilling for fuel? Sounds good to me, but then, what do I know?


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