Tilting at windmills

The development of renewable energy, whether from wind turbines or solar panels, is important for long-term US energy needs. Nature provides an abundant amount of sun and wind, and much of America's national energy debate revolves around developing such resources. Some environmentalists, many people in the energy industries feel, lean a bit too far towards renewable energy as the solution to all our problems.It was surprising then when we received a press release the other day from an environmental group—the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound—opposing a wind energy project. That raised our eyebrows and triggered a little detective work into the current state of the wind e...

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