NYT mischaracterizes wind energy in renewable subsidies story, AWEA, 11-14-11
The New York Times led today’s edition with a story that got it wrong on wind power. Here’s why:
And a new study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds U.S. wind turbines have come down in cost by a third since 2008. Reasons include innovative technology, stable tax policy, and a sharp increase in U.S.-based manufacturing — which is creating good jobs.
That’s part of why wind now generates 20% of the electricity in Iowa year-round, and at times has reliably supplied more than 25% of electricity on the main Texas grid and over 55% of electricity on the Public Service of Colorado power system. Wind power continues to be a good investment for America in clean, affordable, homegrown energy.
By Jon Goldstein, AWEA Director of Public Affairs,www.awea.org/blog/