Debunking Howard Rich’s errors on wind energy

A recent column by Howard Rich on simply repackaged many previously refuted myths about wind power. Recent posts on this blog have already debunked a study on wind resource potential and explained that wind energy has been a success story for reducing fossil fuel use and emissions in Germany and other European countries.


However, it is worth reiterating why wind energy: (1) does not negatively impact the reliability of electric utility systems; (2) only requires a relatively small amount of land; and (3) is at a historic disadvantage in terms of federal energy tax incentives.

Fact #1: