Friday, September 03, 2010

Figures for references

In the news (American Spectator):
...a new study from the Heritage Foundation also shows that wind power could be more dangerous to worker safety than traditional energy sources.
It seems the fatality rate among wind power workers averages 0.0220 deaths per terawatt-hour (TWH). 
This does not compare favorably with the statistic for coal power of 0.0164 deaths per TWH.
800 X (.0220 - .0164) = 4.48 additional deaths per year.
Now granted, these are "statistical lives", and past performance is no guarantee of future trends, but it's worth considering.

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