Opposition to wind power used to be the province of NIMBY's who quailed at the supposed intrusion into their viewsheds and soundsheds. No more. Wind power is big — its share of U.S. electricity reached 1.3% last year — and getting bigger fast enough to alarm the Far Right and other feeders at the trough of coal and nuclear. The latest poke at wind was posted yesterday on the American Spectator blog, and it's a doozy: [W]ind does not directly displace fossil fuel generating capacity, but will make this capacity less profitable to maintain. Translated: wind turbines, with running costs …
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