All posts tagged "economics of wind"

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    Across country, editorials spread good news on wind power

    Over the past week, editorials from Texas to North Carolina and Colorado to Michigan have been spreading...

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    Fact check: Correcting math errors leads back to original finding: Wind power is affordable, reliable

    Editor's note: The Bozeman (Mont.) Daily Chronicle recently carried a column by Jeff Fox of the Renewable...

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    Wall Street Journal highlights cost competitiveness of new wind projects

    Already established as the “cleanest” source of readily-scalable electricity, American wind power is rapidly on its way...

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    Fact check: Sen. Alexander's claims about wind energy unfounded

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) was featured recently in a USATODAY article about his (perennial) opposition to wind energy. Sen. Alexander has persisted in seeking to undermine the wind industry in Congress for a number of years, even though during that time, the Southeastern U.S. has become a center of manufacturing for...

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    Fact check: WSJ goes astray on California's integration of wind

    The Wall Street Journal carried an article yesterday by Rebecca Smith on the growth of renewable energy in California and the effect on its electric utility system. The article makes several incorrect and unsupported assertions, addressed below: Fact #1: It is unlikely that the state will experience a shortage of flexible power...

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    Why is Fox Business saying those things about wind power?

    Just because you’re on TV doesn’t mean you can make things up. The hosts of two TV talk shows on Fox Business News, "Money with Melissa Francis" and "Varney & Company," seemed to be competing this week to make the most inaccurate statements about wind power. Let’s review: 1) Wind power is...

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    Fact check: Graybeal story relies on IER, misses facts

    Recently, carried an article by Susan Graybeal, who unfortunately relied on the Institute for Energy Research (IER), an anti-wind group funded by fossil fuel interests, for a discussion of the wind energy industry's prospects. With the January 1 extension of the production tax credit (PTC), the wind energy industry is getting...

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    Fact check: Pacific Research Institute report by Benjamin Zycher filled with inaccuracies

    The Daily Caller’s Michael Bastasch recently reported on a faulty report filed by the Pacific Research Institute (PRI). PRI is a think tank with ties to fossil fuel industry-funded groups like the Koch brothers and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The report’s author, Benjamin Zycher, has had his anti-wind misinformation debunked...

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    Fact check: Brookings’s Ebinger off target with wind criticism

    Charles K. Ebinger’s January 7 Brookings opinion piece about the production tax credit does get one thing right. It is true that over a project’s lifetime, wind power ultimately drives investment and consumer savings that more than pays for the tax relief it receives. That’s the result of a smart and worthwhile...

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    Fact check: Marshall Institute attacks wind power, ignores facts

    The George C. Marshall Institute, a fossil-fuel-funded "research organization," has published a report examining the economics of wind energy.  The report ignores recent reductions in the cost of wind energy, even though those reductions have been repeatedly documented by two national laboratories. The report's authors incorrectly claim that the wind industry has...

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