Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Alternative Energy Sources Offer Minimal Promise

From Environment and Climate News Nov 1, 2009
Discussion of unrealistic expectations of alternative energy sources.

For example:
"A single 555 megawatt gas-fired power plant in California generates more electricity per year than all 13,000 of the state’s wind turbines. The gas-fired plant occupies just 15 acres. The 300-foot-tall wind turbines affect 106,000 acres, destroy scenic vistas, and kill tens of thousands of birds and bats every year, to provide expensive, tax-subsidized, intermittent, insufficient electricity."

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