Todd Wynn of Cascade Policy Institute was featured in a recent story on KATU titled “Wind power’s dirty secret: It has a carbon footprint“. You can view the video by going here.
Renewable Energy Costs for All
By Todd Wynn
Portland General Electric (PGE) customers may have noticed something new on their bills recently. Last month, a “renewable resource adjustment” was added to electricity bills to pay for additional renewable resources like wind power. Even if you are not enrolled in the Green Power Program, all PGE customers are forced to pay for renewable energy. According to PGE, ratepayers can thank their legislators for this added electricity cost.
by Todd Wynn and Eric Lowe
Increased Costs Are Blowin’ in the Wind
Summary: Wind energy on the Pacific Northwest’s electricity grid has increased substantially. Often overlooked are the impacts of increasing wind generation on the reliability and affordability of electricity that very well might outweigh any of the promised environmental benefits.
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