Jack Steinberger, a former Nobel laureate in physics, says solar energy, not wind, is the future:

Jack Steinberger, the 1968 Nobel Prize winner in physics and director of CERN’s particle-physics laboratory, spoke at a conference of Nobel laureates at the 350-year-old Royal Society in London last week.

His conclusion: “Wind is not the future,” according to the London Times.

Steinberger says Europe should cancel its big wind plans and that solar energy is the future.

Historical resources in the energy-hungry world are being depleted, he said, predicting that fossil fuels, coal, and oil will be gone in 60 years. But the solution, he asserted, is not wind power.

The reason? Wind power still requires backup power when the wind isn’t blowing, and that decreases its contribution to emissions reductions.