Is Wind Energy Worth the Resources?


Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center Intern

I was on http://www.MichiganLiberal.com this morning and found an interesting piece regarding wind power. The author of the post expressed his concerns about an article written by Paul Driessen, who is the senior policy advisor of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality). The article was titled “Wind power is costly, ineffective source of electricity.”
The blog post seemed to be focused on the funding of CORE, rather than the content of the article. Additionally, It seemed as though he did not like the idea of opposing views reaching the public.
Regardless of your stance on environmental issues, there are some sound economic arguments against wind energy. This is not to say that wind energy is bad or that we do not need to help the environment. I am simply stating that perhaps we should consider the opportunity cost before allocating resources to this technology.

A direct link to the blog post is here


A direct link to the wind farm article is here

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