COPENHAGEN – Efforts to stem global warming have nurtured a strong urge worldwide to deploy renewable energy. As a result, the use of wind turbines has increased ten-fold over the past decade, with wind power often touted as the most cost-effective green opportunity. According to the European Union's Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard: “People should believe that [wind power] is very, very cheap.”
In fact, this is a highly problematic claim. While wind ener...
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