As we move towards an economy with less dependence on oil, America will consume more electricity than ever before. The good news is that the generation of this electricity will create thousands of construction jobs and even more full time highly technical positions in a support role.
Wind is great where there's always wind. There were windmills near where I lived in southern CA, but sometimes they stood still...
Where I live, we have an abundance of two things (well, more than two things, but only two of them are of any use...)...wind and sun. I pass a whole lot of wind turbines on my way to work, and I'd say about 80-90 percent of the time, at least some of them are operating. Our big problem (which is starting to be addressed) is not that there is not enough wind, but that there is not enough power line capacity to carry the power from the turbines to market.
Also, in my town, there is a solar power plant under construction. Since we get just about enough rain here to get the car dirty, a solar plant is a really useful thing.
Are wind and solar the only options we should use? Of course not. There's also geothermal, tides, etc. Everything else we have used so far, including nuclear, requires finite resources.
I drive my Geo to help try to make the least impact on those finite resources...
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