Fact check: Bond bashes wind, mangles facts
The following is an updated version of an earlier post, with added information on birds and on BP Wind Energy.
A recent column in the Denver Post by retired energy executive Mike Bond (who also happens to be an outspoken opponent of a wind farm near his home on the Hawaiian island of Molokai) takes aim at wind power, but the facts are the only casualties.
Many if not all of the numbers in Mr. Bond's piece appear to have been pulled out of thin air, as they are far above or below actual values (in each case to wind's disadvantage). Some specific factual issues follow:
T. Boone Pickens quote appears fabricated. Mr. Bond quotes billionaire T. Boone Pickens as saying, "The only thing green about wind power ...