I encourage you all to visit the active discussion going on at Depleted Cranium about wind energy limitations. Here is a sample:
I shouldn’t complain though. I’m glad to see that wind energy is finally getting some of the criticism it deserves in the mainstream media. Just like biofuels started getting called on its various empty claims a couple of months ago, the wind is shifting on wind power (pun intended). It had to happen though. Something like wind power can only get away with misleading the public before eventually someone starts to notice that despite the enormous expenditure and the turbines spinning all over the countryside, there is no apparent benefit in terms of electric rates or fossil fuel consumption.
You also should read this intriguing column from the trends and fashion section of the New York Times. One thing I do not like about the article is Seth Godin’s gratuitous dig against nuclear power, but otherwise, it is worth a read.
I also like the work being done right in my home state of Maryland to expose the myth that massive wind projects can save the planet.