Prominent energy analyst David Milborrow's review on wind power, Managing Variability, found evidence, and a consensus of expert opinion, that demonstrates:
- Wind power can significantly reduce our climate damaging carbon emissions
- Fluctuations in wind strength can be managed technically and at modest and declining cost.
- High proportions of wind power in our energy mix are feasible, and are already successfully integrated in other countries.
- A range of technological developments already underway could allow for a steadily increasing use of wind power and the phasing out of conventional carbonbased fuels as a backup technology.
The summary also draws out key conclusions and recommendations that would remove barriers, including barriers to investment, that prevent a rapid shift to large amounts of wind power in our energy mix.