WND ENERGY: KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON (SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS) BY GREENPEACE, WWF, RSPB AND FRIENDS OF EARTH; JULY 2009

This paper summarises the findings of prominent energy analyst David Milborrow. His review, Managing Variability, found evidence, and a consensus of expert opinion, that demonstrates:

 - Wind power can significantly reduce our climate damaging carbon emissions
 - Fluctuations in wind strength can be managed technically and at modest and declining cost.
 - High proportions' of wind power in our energy mix are feasible, and are already successfully integrated in other countries.
 - A range of technological developments already underway could allow for a steadily increasing use of wind power and the phasing out of conventional carbonbased fuels as a backup technology.

This summary also draws out key conclusions and recommendations that would remove barriers, including barriers to investment, that prevent a rapid shift to large amounts of wind power in our energy mix.

 
To read the summary, please click here.