Wind Energy Myths

Is wind energy more expensive than conventional energy?
Does wind energy need a production tax credit to be economically viable?
Are wind turbines noisy?
If wind power displaces power from coal-based power plants will rates go up?
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These and six other questions are answered in a one-page factsheet produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Wind Energy Myths, analyzes the top ten most frequently repeated myths about electricity generated from wind turbines, and provides answers based on studies from a wind variety of sources.

The Wind Powering America web site has additional, more detailed information on wind energy myths.

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