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Wind Power Requires 700 Times as Much Land as Fracking for the Same Amount of Energy

John Hinderaker — Power Line — August 14, 2014

One of the weirder facts of contemporary life is that “environmentalists” generally prefer wind power to fracking. Unless you suffer from an anti-carbon fetish, there is no comparison, as the Telegraph reports:

A wind farm requires 700 times more land to produce the same amount of energy as a fracking site, according to analysis by the energy department’s recently-departed chief scientific advisor. …

Prof MacKay said that a shale gas site uses less land and “creates the least visual intrusion”, compared with a wind farm or solar farm capable of producing the equivalent amount of energy over 25 years.

This is not surprising. Wind power is generally feeble, and intermittent at best. Continue reading here…..

Original article in the Telegraph can be read here…..

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2 Comments on “Wind Power Requires 700 Times as Much Land as Fracking for the Same Amount of Energy”

  1. cornwallwindwatch August 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch and commented:
    just shows what a well funded PR/propaganda campaign can do, when you can get people who supposedly care about the environment to be so blase to it’s destruction.

  2. Mason I. Bilderberg (MIB) August 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm #

    Reblogged this on RubinoWorld.

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