A change in the air. (The Beat).
The American Wind Energy Association and the European Wind Energy Association announced in May 2001 that the addition of new wind energy capacity in 1999 and 2000 outpaced that of added nuclear energy capacity. During those two years, 7,400 megawatts of wind energy capacity was added, compared to 5,756 megawatts of nuclear energy capacity. Wind energy is clean to produce and doesn't pose the same siting and waste storage problems as nuclear energy, making it an attractive alternative for policy makers looking to reduce pollution and energy costs.
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|Author:||Dooley, Erin E.|
|Publication:||Environmental Health Perspectives|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2002|
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