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Impact of wind energy will remain limited

To the editor:

With regards to a recent article about the ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the Hoosac Wind project in Florida, it is important to grasp how insignificant this project really is.

This is the state’s largest wind farm. It occupies the highest, windiest land (aside from Greylock) in all of western Massachusetts. Yet, when you apply realistic projected generation rates, you will discover that it will only produce one-thousandth of the electricity we consume in this state.

We would have to build 100 of these facilities over the next decade just to offset projected growth in electricity demand ... without ever addressing our current fossil fuels and climate problems.

Lloyd Crawford


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