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Wind turbines as yet unsuitable
as electricity providers

C. le Pair, F. Udo and K. de Groot

Published in Europhysics News, Volume 43, Number 2, March-April 2012

Abstract

"We review the effects of the non-demand-driven nature of wind energy on the costs and benefits of large-scale introduction of wind turbines for electricity generation. We demonstrate that the possible absorption of wind energy into the electricity grids is lower than proponents of this energy form claim. In addition, we show that the claimed fuel and emission saved by wind energy developments is mostly significantly less than proposed, and sometimes even absent. Introduction of wind turbines has not allowed the closing of conventional power stations. We conclude that the money spent on subsidizing the large-scale introduction of wind energy can better be spent on energy R&D."

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