Title: The Hidden Costs of Wind Electricity: Why the full cost of wind generation is unlikely to match the cost of natural gas, coal or nuclear generation
Author: George Taylor, Ph.D., Thomas Tanton
Publisher: American Tradition Institute: Center for Energy Studies
Date: December 2012
In the absence of energy storage or hydro generation, the only way wind can operate is as an appendage to coal or natural gas generation; and the second, because wind imposes costs on other parts of the system which no previous technology has imposed and requires more new transmission infrastructure than any previous technology has required.