(Say) It ain't so, Joe

At a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing yesterday on a proposed national renewable electricity standard (RES), Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) turned the tables on the pro-renewable crowd by arguing that wind energy contributes to global warming, rather than reducing it. Barton cited a Carnegie Mellon University study that concluded that massing wind turbines together in a large area would create global warming because it would heat up the atmosphere.

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