The Hidden Costs of Wind Electricity: Why the full cost of wind generation is unlikely to match the cost of natural gas, coal or nuclear generation

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Title:​​ The Hidden Costs of Wind Electricity: Why the full cost of wind generation is unlikely to match the cost of natural gas, coal or nuclear generation

Author: George Taylor, Ph.D., Thomas Tanton

Publisher: American Tradition Institute: Center for Energy Studies

Date: December 2012

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Summary:

In the absence of energy storage or hydro generation, the only way wind can operate is as an appendage to coal or natural gas generation; and the second, because wind imposes costs on other parts of the system which no previous technology has imposed and requires more new transmission infrastructure than any previous technology has required.

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