K. deGroot ,Hidden Fuel Costs of Wind Generated Energy is part one of a well-reasoned critique of the wind industry’s emissions numbers.
K. deGroot,The impact of wind generated electricity on fossil fuel consumption is part two and proceeds with the facts.
Kent Hawkins Papers. There are 5 of them in this series, detailing why the savings are much less than the industry says. This is serious stuff, but thankfully Kent is a good writer. The comments are also very worthwhile, and come from some names you might recognize.
Beitzel Letter, 0.1mb, an extremely well-written analysis of carbon “savings” from a Maryland delegate to their power commission. It encapsulates many of the same ideas that I’ve presented here, and mentions Hewson and Lang.
Tom Adams, 0.1mb, on, paradoxically, the value of coal in keeping emissions down.
Kent Hawkins Paper, Kent lives in neighboring Prince Edward County and has produced very well-researched papers, this one an analysis of Ontario’s electric system. If you want to dig into the details, even more than I have presented, here’s your chance.
UK intermittency, 4.1mb, the large and important UKREC study, that reviews the evidence. Unfortunately, just as the U.S.’s NREL is compromised by politics, so is the UKREC. Still, it has valuable information.