Wind Energy Imposes Heavy Demands on Land

In 2013, the U.S. consumed 28,574,429,271 megawatt hours of energy. Less than 5 percent of that came from wind power, and for good reason: unreliability—the wind doesn’t always blow. But even if it did, could the U.S. reasonably get enough power from wind farms to fulfill our energy needs? Hardly, because as it turns out, another major challenge would be finding enough land for the necessary equipment. Read More