But wind power also has REAL problems. Intermittence (the wind does not always blow) unreliable technology (gearbox failures are still a headache) and distribution (winds tends to blow the hardest where people choose not to live--hello North Dakota.)
In a series of interviews (list here) Jim Gordon muses about the trials of getting a pretty simple off-shore wind farm built in Massachusetts.
Jim Gordon is a 35-year veteran of the energy business. He founded Energy Management, Inc. (EMI) in 1975, developing energy conservation/pollution control projects and gas-fired electric generation plants.
In 1999, EMI began to work on renewable energy projects.
In this interview with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget, Jim discusses Cape Wind, a proposed 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound that has the potential to generate three-quarters of the power needs of Cape Cod - but thus far has generated only controversy.