Special Report: Does Wind Electricity Deserve Special Treatment?"

by George S. Taylor, Ph.D.

This policy overview was written for the Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee for consideration under OH SB58.

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The commercial wind energy industry and its participants willfully persuade the public and governments to subsidize them. They do so using incomplete and misleading claims of energy, capacity, economic and environmental benefit.

By such claims they attract public funding far beyond the free market value of their product. Without heavy reliance on our tax dollars, the business of industrializing rural America with wind turbines could not thrive, for its energy contribution is, at once untimely, expensive and insignificant to the needs of modern society.

"The wind, as a direct motive power, is wholly inapplicable to a system of machine labour, for during a calm season the whole business of the country would be thrown out of gear. Before the era of steamengines, windmills were tried for draining mines; but though they were powerful machines, they were very irregular, so that in a long tract of calm weather the mines were drowned, and all the workmen thrown idle."

William Stanley Jevons, 1865

 

 

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