Wind Industry’s Armageddon: Wind Farm Output Collapse Leaves 110,000 South Australian Homes & Businesses Powerless

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**** STT could be forgiven for being just a little smug after events unfolded last Sunday night (1 November 2015) in Australia’s “Wind Farm Capital”, South Australia. As our post – Wind Power Disaster Unfolds: SA Facing Total Blackouts, Rocketing Power Prices & Thousands More Chopped from the Grid – was being put together for […]

Wind Power Disaster: South Australians Grapple with Rocketing Power Prices, an Unstable Grid & Rolling Blackouts

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**** In Australia’s wind farm capital, South Australia the terms ‘chaos’ and ‘crisis’ are used to describe the aftermath of an energy policy ‘designed’ on desktops by dimwits, who haven’t got the faintest clue about how power generation works (or much else, for that matter). Wind power collapses and blackouts are now part of South […]

Wind Industry Still Wailing About ‘Uncertainty’ as Construction Finance ‘Drought’ Hits

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Wind power outfits have now cottoned on to the fact (slow learners that they are) that Australia’s big power retailers have turned their backs on the wind to face the Sun, instead. The former second-hand car salesmen that front the wind industry are still coming to grips with the recalcitrance of commercial retailers (we don’t […]

Wind Power is a Perpetual Loser: Wherever These Things Get Planted

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A little while back, the usual response from those opposed to wind farms was along the lines of: “we’re all in favour of renewable energy, so long as wind farms are built in the right place”. But that was before people understood the phenomenal cost of the subsidies directed at wind power through the mandatory […]

Governments Lying About Wind Turbine Noise: Ignorance No Defence to Claims Worth $Millions

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**** As the number of cases launched against wind power outfits and the landholders who ‘host’ these things takes off, the government agencies that continue to run the wind industry line that the incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound and the sleep deprivation it causes is all in the victims’ heads (a former tobacco […]

Could the Wind Industry Get Any More Ridiculous?!?!

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Sometimes, a picture is worth more than a thousand words: it’s ‘priceless’! Saturday Silliness – wind turbine photo of the year WattsUpWithThat Anthony Watts 23 January 2016 The entire rationale for wind turbines is to stop global warming by reducing the amount of CO2 being returned to the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels. […]

German Opposition to Wind Farms Spawns New Political Party

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Remember all the guff about Germans loving wind power to bits? And stories about how Germany is the wind power pioneer, and that its cheerful rural volk are 100% behind having thousands of these things speared all over their bucolic homeland? No? We’ve forgotten them too. German wind farm neighbours suffer from incessant turbine generated […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Why Africa Needs Fossil Fuels, Not Wind Power & Wishes

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**** Why Africa Needs Fossil Fuels Project Syndicate Bjørn Lomborg 22 January 2016 SANTIAGO – Africa is the world’s most “renewable” continent when it comes to energy. In the rich world, renewables account for less than a tenth of total energy supplies. The 900 million people of Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) get 80% of their […]