Lamar Alexander, Republican Senator from Tennessee, has been an outspoken opponent of the wind energy rush. Some part of that may be conviction and some part may be that Oak Ridge is in Tennessee and he favors nuclear in its place.  But apart from his obvious local motivations he presents a fair case for his opinions. He certainly has access to good research so I assume his facts are accurate and just the facts contained in these speeches are worth the time to read even if you are not so keen on nuclear.

Alexander’s Five Speeches, original link, 3.7mb

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Update, June 12, 2010

In response to the oil spill in the Gulf, the senator proposed 10 actions, one of which was to eliminate our fascination with wind power.

Lamar Alexander, “An energy strategy for grown-ups

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