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Chernobyl Disaster (1986)

Nuclear blows away wind

Nuclear blows away wind

The primary motivation among environmentalists for developing wind energy is legitimate concern about the effects of climate change. Wind is alleged to provide important relief from the emission of carbon dioxide from electricity production. But without this alleged benefit, wind's unpredictability, cost, environmental damage and intrusiveness would make it a poor choice. The Maryland General Assembly has debated offshore wind's merits for two sessions but has not been persuaded to approve a way to finance a facility, and is about to debate it once again. Wind's advocates dissemble three critical factors about clean energy. First, they brush aside wind power's primary...