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The Turning Point

In the Netherlands a pair of engineers, De Groot and Le Pair, have analyzed the purported emissions savings of wind energy. They follow in a long line of other engineers whose papers are posted on my Emissions Savings References Page.  It was very gratifying to see how close their ideas are to my own.   Both of these papers are well-written, with enough technical details and facts to back up their conclusions.  The first paper, “Hidden Costs“, lays out the basic premise, while the second paper, “Fuel Consumption“, formally introduces The Turning Point, where the CO2 savings goes into negative territory.  Basically this happens when the decrease in the efficiency of existing generation matches the wind production.

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