Rethinking Wind's Impact on Emissions and Cycling Costs

Wagman, David
March 2013
Power;Mar2013, Vol. 157 Issue 3, p62
Trade Publication
The article discusses the findings by energy industry observers which indicated overstatements to the emissions-reducing claims of the renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. Industry observers have asserted that the addition of intermittent resources have actually increase greenhouse gas emissions. On one hand, the cycling of fossil-fueled power plants and/or downtimes at coal and natural gas-fired plants might increase air emissions due to operation at less optimal levels.


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