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Global Warming Won't Harm Wind Energy Production, Climate Models Predict
May 2, 2011
The production of wind energy in the U.S. over the next 30-50 years will be largely unaffected by upward changes in global temperature, say a pair of Indiana University, Bloomington, scientists who analyzed output from several regional climate models to assess future wind patterns in America's lower 48 states.
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