An Inaccurate, or Merely Inconvenient, Portrayal of the Wind Power Problem?


MINOT, N.D. — Last week, I published a column about the genuine and looming consequences of our government-driven push toward wind power.

I noted that the market distortions caused by the government’s promotion of renewables (mostly wind, in our region) are driving baseload power sources off the grid. In the last two years, our regional power grid nearly had brownouts in three moments, two involving arctic weather and once during a historic heatwave.

I don’t need to tell you, my fellow Midwesterners, that losing power during a deep freeze is an excellent way to kill people.

In response to that column, a wind industry flack named Peder Mewis accused me of “an inaccurate doom and gloom portrait of an industry that has had an undeniably positive impact on North Dakota.”

Mewis then failed to point out how anything I wrote was inaccurate.

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