November 22, 2013
By some accounts, these are boom times for wind power in the United States. The U.S. Department of Energy has released studies finding “record growth across the U.S. wind market.” Wind energy was the number one source of new U.S. electricity generation last year with $25 billion in U.S. investment, the agency announced.
Texas Tech University Professor Dr. Michael Giberson stated in a new study conducted for
the Institute for Energy Research that numerous reports by government
laboratories cite numbers concerning the estimated levelized cost of energy (LCOE) generated by wind power, but “do not capture all of the costs of wind power.