PolitiFact RI rules claim on reliability of wind energy False

September 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The debate over Deepwater Wind’s plans to build two wind energy projects in the waters off Rhode Island and Massachusetts has raised several issues.

Critics say the energy from the five turbines the Providence company initially plans off Block Island and the more than 100 turbines to be built farther offshore would be too expensive.

Former Rhode Island Attorney General James O’Neil, a lawyer who is fighting the projects, also questioned the reliability of wind energy when he appeared on the “10 News Conference” program that aired Sept. 1.

“It’s not about the green movement. It’s about what I call the Green Bucks Movement,” O’Neil said. “You have to consider the economic consequences of embarking on a mission which is going into the unknown. We do know a couple of things. We know that wind power is the most undependable form of renewable energy.”

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