Industrial wind and emission reduction – the debate continues.

We recently posted Robert Bryce’s suggestion that “recent studies show that wind-generated electricity likely won’t result in any reduction in carbon emissions—or that they’ll be so small as to be almost meaningless.”

Michael Goggin, of the American Wind Energy Association, responded to our post with this comment: Actually, we already know a tremendous amount about how adding wind energy to the grid drastically reduces emissions of CO2 and other harmful pollutants. The government and grid operators have already conducted numerous studies and compiled a large amount of data, and the results show that wind energy is a very effective tool for reducing emissions. These data and studies are summarized here:

http://www.awea.org/newsroom/pdf/08-27-10-Wind_and_emissions_response.pdf

Michael Goggin,
American Wind Energy Association

Mr. Goggin since utilized the content of the link referred in his comment at the Brave New Climate blog. as response to two previous posts carried at the BNC authored by Mr. Peter Lang, a retired geologist and engineer with 40 years experience on a wide range of energy projects throughout the world.

As is often the case, there is much to be learned in the comment section following the Mr. Goggin’s piece.  We highly recommend you visit the link at BNC and take the time to read the very interesting and informative discussion.

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