Enviro-Imposters: Why There’s Nothing Green About Intermittent Wind & Solar Power

Spreading millions of solar panels and spearing thousands of wind turbines far and wide doesn’t make sense, at any level.

Intermittent and diffuse energy sources do not represent progress in the state of human affairs; that was the way of the world pre-Industrial Revolution – science, enterprise and engineering made all that a part of our miserable history.

True it is that the developing world has a way to go, but finance and meddling climate cult elites aside, the path has already been laid out and is well trodden.

At the heart of the wind and sun cult’s bleating about saving the planet is the myth that wind and solar power are actually good for the planet and the environment that we live in.

Unfortunately for the myth makers, the evidence all runs in the other direction.

Viv Forbes explains precisely what we mean. On the ball, as usual, Viv could have also noted the increase in ambient temperature caused by increased heat absorption because of the lower albedo of solar panels compared with most natural vegetation.

Not Green at All
Richardson Post
Viv Forbes
16 November 2022

“Green” policies are destroying the natural environment and changing local weather. This is part of a futile UN scheme claiming to improve the climate of the world.

All green energy degrades its environment.

Take wind power.

Wind turbines steal energy from the atmosphere and must affect local weather. Turbines are always placed on the highest ground and along ridges to catch more wind. Natural hills already affect local weather by causing more rain along the ridge, and a rain shadow further downwind. Wind turbines enhance this rain shadow effect by robbing the wind of its ability to take moisture and rain into the drier interior. Promoting more inland desertification is not green.

Climatists also plan to defend Australia with offshore wind turbines – using bird slicers to protect Australia from hang gliders, cruising pelicans, sea gulls, eagles and the occasional albatross.

Solar “farms” prefer large areas of flattish ground. They steal solar energy from all plant life in their solar shadow. This deprives wild and domestic herbivores of sustenance. Neither kangaroos, cattle, emus, parrots nor sheep thrive in solar energy deserts.

Green energy is very dilute – thus large areas of land are needed to collect wind/solar energy. Even more land is cleared for the ugly spider-webs of power lines and roads needed to collect green energy in intermittent dribs and drabs and conduct it to cities, where it is needed. But for most of the time, every day, these expensive assets produce nothing useful.

Already there is a petition circulating in Australia calling for ugly destructive power lines to be put underground to save farms, forests, wildlife and scenery.

What a good idea.

Let’s bury the noisy bird-chopping wind turbines too.

Wind turbines and solar panels soon wear out and have to be replaced. Some have already reached their use-by date. Most of this “green” debris cannot be recycled. To calmly bury that complex toxic waste of plastics, metals, steel and concrete is not green at all. Soon chemicals will be leaking into the ground water and water supply dams.

Manufacture, erection and final disposal of green energy generators uses more energy than they can produce over their short life. Their whole-of-life net energy production is negative and their net emissions are not zero.

Greens also worship biomass energy like wood. This is the fuel which cavemen used for warmth, cooking meat and repelling wild animals. Primitive people like the British still burn wood for power generation but too much of the energy is consumed in collecting, drying, chipping and transporting this low energy fuel from distant forests to power station boilers. Germans are now showing confidence that their massive wind-solar apparatus will cope with the coming winter without Russian gas – – – by gathering firewood. And anti-fracking, anti-coal Britain is forced to plan for week-long winter blackouts and/or shortages of gas.

Greens also promote world hunger by promoting ethanol made from plant foods to replace better motor fuels such as petrol and diesel. The hill-billies of Tennessee were specialists in distilling corn whiskey which had many uses for recreation and medicine. Others found ethanol could be produced from most plant material especially grains, beets and sugar cane. Greens then pollute good whiskey with a touch of gasoline to make it unfit for human consumption and then subsidise/mandate its use in motor vehicles. While some people starve, food is used for motor fuel.

US Government biofuel mandates have also made the refining of diesel and other fuels more expensive.

Reliable electricity generators produce electricity when it is needed. But green energy needs batteries to keep the lights on when wind/solar fails (as it does every day). And to charge those batteries while also serving consumers requires a very large increase in generator capacity. This increases the need for more spider-webs of landscape destroying power lines and roads between wind towers, solar farms, “Big Batteries”, pumped hydro and electricity consumers.

Not green at all.

Compare for a moment this ugly green energy mess with tidy concentrated reliable energy from long-life coal, gas, hydro or nuclear power stations.

Of course Big Miners love Green Energy and electric cars because that consumes heaps of metals like copper, nickel, lithium, rare earths, cobalt, silicon, aluminium molybdenum, silver, graphite and steel as well as limestone and gas for producing cement. But every lithium battery in every electric car or bicycle is a spontaneous fire hazard – park them far away from anything flammable.

Finally, we have maybe the biggest Green Scam of all – Carbon Capture and Burial. Big coal and gas companies love this trick – it will consume far more coal or gas to produce the same usable energy – the rest is wasted in gas capture, compression, pumping, piping and disposal. And the whole silly scheme relies on the assumption that the buried gas will stay where it was put. In rare places, pumped CO2 can be used to increase the yield from depleting oil or gas reservoirs, but in general this green hoax wastes energy, deprives the bio-sphere of plant food, increases electricity cost and reduces the life of coal and gas reserves.

And what about the COP27 climate jamboree? Four hundred private jets attended. Even Saint Greta thinks it is a scam.

Green energy costs are large, obvious and measurable. The climate benefits are illusory.

Not green at all.
Richardson Post

About stopthesethings

We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.

Comments

  1. Reblogged this on whatyareckon.

  2. ronaldsteinptsadvancecom says:

    “The nameplate farce”:
    There should be financial penalties for wind and solar power plants inability to deliver at least 90% of their permitted nameplate ratings on an ANNUAL basis, like their backup competitors of coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants that provide continuous uninterruptable electricity.

    Subsidies for wind and solar power plants are based on “nameplate ratings”, thus they should be penalized when they cannot deliver what they have been permitted for.

    Practically every windmill or solar panel requires a backup from coal, natural gas, or nuclear, thus understanding electricity generation’s true cost is paramount to choosing and prioritizing our future electricity generating systems.

    • Nuclear is the only generation type that regularly delivers 90+% of capacity (Capacity Factor).

      Coal and gas are typically below 60% on average.

      I don’t know what the spread is. There may be some plants near or above 90% and others acting as “peaker” plants intermittently which drags the average down.

  3. “…not at all green.” All those industries creating these “Green Energies” use by majority energy from fossil fuels to produce their products to everything that is made and used to get it to the consumers. All of this has increased the atmospheric carbon dioxide flora fertilizer making Earth over 30% Greener in the past 30 years. This could never have been done by just burning of fossil fuels for electricity.

  4. Rafe Champion says:

    Three alarming short films of wind development in north Queensland.
    Burdekin https://vimeo.com/706882264

    Kaban Film https://vimeo.com/633451905

    Chalumbin Film https://vimeo.com/582415839

    • rationalpowerproduction says:

      This wind farm development is truly disheartening and frightening that this type of project can be undertaken without any great publicized outcry from the public. Where is the national media and where is Tanya and the Environmental Protection Agency???

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