South Australian Debacle Shows Wind Power a ‘Proven Failure’

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It took the wind power disaster to unfold in South Australia before mainstream media started to notice the bleeding obvious: these things don’t work – on any level. Slowly, but surely the press have pounced – attacking the causes and consequences of pouring $billions in subsidies at a power generation system which can only be […]

Wind Industry’s Deathknell: Wind Power Shortfall Means Power Consumers Will be Forced to Pay $20 Billion in Fines

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*** While the short-term fortunes wind power outfits have never looked brighter, the fact that the price of RECs (aka LGCs) has recently gone through the roof is a signal that the game is all but up. Before we detail why the wind industry is on its last legs, we’ll start with a couple of […]

Enron Rides Again: Wind Power Chaos Enables Rampant Price Gouging by Conventional Generators

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South Australia’s ludicrous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes has rendered it an international laughing stock.  Daily, routine, total and totally unpredictable collapses in wind power output result in price gouging efforts that see the spot price for power rocket from around $70 per MWh to $2,000 to $4,000 per MWh, in a matter […]

Wind Industry Claims Another Ag-Pilot: Minnesota Crop-Duster Killed in Action

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Is there anything to say in favour of these things? Not only insanely expensive and utterly pointless at every level, they pose a mortal danger to both man and beast. In the 20 years or so since they’ve spun into heavily subsidised ‘action’, the wind industry’s has managed to clock up a fairly sizeable death […]

No Shit Sherlock – Wind Power is a Lame Duck

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Today’s “No Shit Sherlock” award goes to the New York Times‘s environment pages for their belated discovery that renewable energy is a lame duck. Breitbart James Delingpole 20 July 2016 Is the global effort to combat climate change, painstakingly agreed to in Paris seven months ago, already going off the rails? Germany, Europe’s champion for […]

Ross McKitrick: Wind Power Subsidies Triple Power Prices in Ontario

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One of the favourite smoke-and-mirrors lines pulled by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers is that wind power lowers power prices. Among the ‘tiny’ little omissions in that pitch are that: 1) they’re only ever talking about spot prices when the wind is blowing; and 2) they skate over the massive subsidies that get […]

Why Wind Power Causes ‘Load-Shedding’ & Blackouts in SA: Power Generation for Dummies

SA April 2016

There are 3 electricity essentials – that the power source and its delivery to homes and businesses be: 1) reliable; 2) secure; and 3) affordable. Which means that wind power – a wholly weather dependent power source, that can’t be stored and costs 3-4 times the cost of conventional power – scores NIL on all […]