The Misdirected Opposition to Wind Power
Our way of life mirrors the energy we use and the impacts we create. Examining this reflection, we see a high living standard that depends on a portfolio of energy resources of which each carries its own burden. Our use of fossil fuels pollutes the skies, stains the seas and tortures the land; nuclear power poses insidious risks to people now living and people yet to be born; and hydro-power floods canyons and displaces residents, sometimes by the millions. Looking at the reflection more carefully, we see a long commercial supply chain fraught with inequities and insecurities that are difficult to predict and challenging to control. In response, we are lately starting to manoeuvre toward a new energy transition, one that promises both sustainable supplies and gentler impacts. It is a future that must rely to a large degree on renewable energy.1
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