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Climate expert on 'problems' with Biden administration's renewable energy push
Biden admin proposes offshore wind energy leases while ignoring its ‘problems’: Expert
FOX Business’ Kelly O’Grady speaks to Fraser Institute Senior Fellow Cornelis van Kooten on wind power’s land space and efficiency issues.
The Biden administration is continuing its renewable energy push while Americans face record-high prices at the gas pump.
Last week, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced plans to move forward with two of California’s first-ever offshore wind power grids, located near coastal cities Humboldt and Morro Bay.
But, one environmental and energy expert sent a warning that turbines might not be as efficient as the administration thinks.
"For a solar farm or wind farms, you need to spread that thing out over so many hundreds of square kilometers, and that's your problem," Fraser Institute Senior Fellow Cornelis van Kooten told FOX Business’ Kelly O’Grady.
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Another issue the expert raised surrounds wind turbine efficiency. According to the Energy Information Administration, turbines ran at 44% capacity in March 2021 but barely reached 23% capacity in July.