Bird Brained: Grand Offshore Wind Power Plans Threaten Endangered Species Wipeout

Planting 300 tonne whirling juggernauts out to sea has a variety of endangered species on a greasy path to extinction. One of them is the South-east Australia’s Orange-bellied Parrot – a timid and migratory species – at last count, its remaining numbers would struggle to fill a symphony orchestra. The North Atlantic Right Whale’s numbers […]

No Upside: Wind Developers Pull Plug On Massive Offshore Projects Deemed ‘Uneconomic’

Some of America’s biggest planned offshore wind projects have recently been axed, with more to follow. Deemed ‘uneconomic’, potential investors and financiers are running a mile from what portend to be enormous white elephants. Where the true cost of onshore wind power is phenomenal, the cost of the offshore stuff is astronomical. Going offshore brings […]

Plain Stupid: The Only Thing Dumber Than Wind Power Is Offshore Wind Power

Wind power comes with a staggering price tag, taking these things out to sea sends those costs into orbit: intermittent offshore wind power is six times the cost of gas-fired power that’s always available on demand. Placing giant industrial wind turbines miles offshore is costly enough, but the rising costs of attempting to maintain them […]

No Fluke: Locals Fight Offshore Wind Power Project That Threatens Mass Whale Wipeout

If the wind industry gets its way, it’s curtains for the already endangered Atlantic Right Whale. Taking giant industrial wind turbines offshore threatens whales of all shapes and sizes, including the Atlantic Right Whale. Whales already have plenty of offshore industrial activity to contend with. However, where oil and gas extraction, international shipping, and commercial […]