Wind Energy Will Not Reduce US Oil Dependence
July 19, 2007
by Glenn R. Schleede
Glenn Schleede has updated his 2006 white paper which discuses whether wind energy will reduce US reliance on oil. One of the claims often made by wind energy advocates is that greater use of wind energy for electricity generation will reduce US dependence on oil, including oil imports. In fact, adding more wind turbines will have no significant impact on US oil consumption. This update, based on the latest data from the US Energy Information Agency explains why the reduced oil use claim is false.