Will wind energy development make the US less dependent on foreign oil imports?
Two new analysis documents have recently been produced for the United States detailing the actual benefits of wind power compared to the total cost in $ dollar terms.
The first document gives extended analysis of the environmental and energy benefits from the creation of wind mines. It also discusses alternative uses for those funds and potential benefits.
The second is a chart that looks at specifically the options for the state of West Virginia and looks at the claimed generation capacity compared to the actual generation from field data for 2003 and 2004. This is compared to the actual figures for the domestic consumption of electricity by households.