All posts tagged "economics of wind"

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    Fact check: Lomborg lacking on wind's economics, emissions reductions

    AWEA Manager of Transmission Policy Michael Goggin contributed to this article. Controversial Danish economist Bjoern Lomborg, well known for his articles and publications on climate change, but also for using references that don't support his claims, had an article in Slate yesterday attacking wind. Mr. Lomborg's analysis omitted a number of facts...

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    Fact check: Bryce bypasses facts, bashes clean energy

    The irrepressible Robert Bryce, of the fossil-fuel-funded Manhattan Institute, has a recent opinion article in the National Review attacking President Obama's energy policy. As usual, Mr. Bryce overlooks some key facts in his rush to condemn clean energy: The cost of wind power is falling.  Wind power's cost has dropped by more...

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    More savings for ratepayers in Southeast as Louisiana utility ups wind purchases

    American Electric Power subsidiary Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), based in Louisiana, said in a press release that it has signed long-term power purchase agreements for a total of 358.65 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy from wind projects in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and that it expects the agreements to reduce the...

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    Fact check: CIEP report on wind integration fatally flawed

    A closer look at a recent Dutch report, from the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP), referenced in a recent article critical of wind indicates that many of the report's conclusions are not valid for the U.S., and some of the conclusions are not even valid for Europe. When these errors are...

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    Fact check: Trzupek Washington Times op-ed off base on wind's cost, utility integration

    Today's Washington Times carries an opinion column by chemist and environmental consultant Rich Trzupek with some erroneous statements about wind power. Here are the facts on wind's cost and its integration into electric utility systems, the two wind-related issues on which Mr. Trzupek is misinformed. The cost of wind-generated electricity is very...

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    Are these comments Robert Bryce doesn't want you to see?

    Comments from AWEA and others on an anti-wind op-ed by Robert Bryce at disappeared overnight, begging the question: Does Mr. Bryce not want you to see them?  Fortunately, we were able to recover some of them from the Web browser on one of our computers for your reading pleasure. In the...

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    Renewable energy adoption and the increasing cost of electricity in the U.S.

    This article by Brennan Louw, ClearSky Advisors, was cross-posted from Renewable Energy World. The health, environmental, and direct job creation benefits of renewable energy vs. traditional forms of power generation are widely accepted. All other things being equal, it would be a foregone conclusion that renewable energy should be chosen over other...

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    Wind research generates savings for large utility

    Research on wind forecasting at two national labs is paying off in hard cash for investor-owned utility Xcel Energy, according to a recent story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Reporter David Shaffer writes that Xcel, based in Minneapolis, saved $6 million last year through better advance forecasting of production from the wind farms...

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    Xcel Energy: More wind, less cost

    The following is the text of an advertisement placed by Xcel Energy in yesterday's Boulder (Colo.) Daily Camera. It concerns changes in Windsource, the voluntary green power option that Xcel offers customers. Xcel has previously commented publicly on its ability to acquire wind energy at low cost. More wind, less cost We're...

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    Fact check: Bryce again misinforms on wind costs/benefits

    Robert Bryce, of the fossil-fuel-funded Manhattan Institute, is at it again. His latest piece of misinformation comes in the form of a new "study" which purports to give the true costs of wind energy in the often-cited 20%-by-2030 scenario (which found that wind could provide 20% of U.S. electric demand less than...

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