Subsidised Wind & Solar Power Wrecking California’s Power Grid

While it’s probably little consolation to South Australians, now well-accustomed to routine load-shedding and Statewide blackouts, every-time wind power output collapses on a total and totally unpredictable basis, the Golden State, California is in the same boat. These Off-The-Books Government Regs Are Propping Up Wind And Solar Daily Caller Andrew Follett Off-the-books government regulations heavily […]

Pointless Wind Farm Carnage: British Study Confirms Wholesale Bat Slaughter

Bats matter to our environment as they assist with pollination, pest control and seed dispersion. In the UK it is an offence to deliberately (or recklessly in Scotland) disturb a bat in a way that would (significantly in Scotland) affect its ability to survive, breed or rear young …. or significantly affect the local distribution or abundance of the species. Dead […]

Liberal Senator Chris Back: ‘No More Subsidies to Intermittent and Unreliable Wind Power – a Proven Failure’

In the week just gone, the wind-cult assembled in Adelaide to hug model wind turbines and chant Kumbaya – in an apparent effort to ward off the gathering evil spirits that now beset their beloved deity. Adelaide – the sleepy country town that passes as the capital of economic basket case South Australia – hosted […]

The Staggering Cost of Pointless Wind Power: Can Australia Avoid Economic Suicide?

South Australia has earned the unenviable title of Australia’s ‘Wind Power Capital’. For its sins it has seen power prices rocket (the forward price, at $90 per MWh is more than double its neighbour Victoria’s) and unemployment with it: worse is yet to come, on both scores. Then there’s the grid instability and state-wide blackouts […]

PM Hopes to Salvage LRET & Wind Industry by Reviving Renewables Slush Fund

**** In Australia, the fact that the Large-Scale RET was slashed once (from a 41,000 GWh annual target to 33,000GWh) guarantees that no commercial retailer will enter a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with a wind power outfit; and, accordingly, that no commercial banker will lend money for any new wind farms (see our post here). […]

Europeans Count the Insane Cost of their Wind Power Fantasy

**** Europe’s Energy and Electricity Policies are a Bad Model Forbes Jude Clemente 27 December 2015 It’s quite telling that COP21 took place in Paris. Western leaders, environmental groups, and international institutions are convinced that Europe is the model for the rest of the world to install more renewable energy and efficiency. Entered into force […]

Finland: Wind Turbine Study Proves Infrasound Causing a Raft of Serious Health Problems

**** Health problems in Finland caused by infrasound from wind turbine Windwatch.org 4 December 2015 Source: National Wind Watch Author:  Tuulivoima-kansalaisyhdistys ry From the English press release: Tuulivoima-kansalaisyhdistys (TV-KY) ry – the National Association of Citizens Against Giant Windmills – has recently released an extensive report on the infrasound emissions from wind turbines and their […]