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Industrial Wind Power: An Old, Tried Failure (the intermittency curse then and now)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 29, 2009

Best of MasterResource: 2009
This post orginally appeared (with comments)
on March 4th

The disadvantage of windpower as a primary energy source has been long recognized. This 1838 textbook described the competitive situation of wind as follows:


 William Stanley Jevons also detailed the problems of windpower in his 1865 classic, The Coal Question,…