Good article thank you. Unfortunately, a total lifestyle carbon emissions is a better comparison of carbon footprint and the manufacture, employment and disposal of wind miles belie their green credentials. There is also the problem of intermittency (big demand for battery storage) and limits to efficiency such as Betz's law. : According to Betz's law, no turbine can capture more than 16/27 (59.3%) of the kinetic energy in wind. The factor 16/27 (0.593) is known as Betz's coefficient. Practical utility-scale wind turbines achieve at peak 75–80% of the Betz limit. We can not expect huge efficiency gains anymore.

However, wind can be a part of a comprehensive approach to dealing with our climate predicament. I know it is environmental heresy but nuclear power needs to be a bigger part of the mix. imho

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