AWEA: Former oil exec gets the facts wrong on wind power

06/14/2013 | Baltimore Sun, The

A letter to the editor by former oil executive Charles Campbell contains misleading statements about wind energy, writes Michael Goggin, manager of transmission policy at the American Wind Energy Association. Contrary to Campbell's claim, the pollution levels in Denmark and other European countries have gone down as their consumption of wind power increased, Goggin notes. "In fact, wind energy's pollution reductions are often larger than expected because wind energy displaces the most expensive, and therefore least efficient, fossil-fired power plants first," Goggin states.

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