Wind Power: Germany’s Road to Economic & Social Disaster

**** In our last post we covered the fact that German economists have (uncharacteristically) united in their opposition to Germany’s renewables policy – referred to as the “Energiewende” – which has seen thousands of giant fans – and millions of solar panels – rolled out across Deutschland: one of their number, Max Planck concluding that […]

Bjørn Lomborg: high cost renewables hit the poorest the hardest

When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy Bjørn Lomborg has always tried to provide balanced, detailed analysis supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be made taking into account […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Wind power is the path to poverty

**** Dr. Bjørn Lomborg is the Director of Copenhagen Consensus Center and Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School and conducts research into the smartest ways to improve the environment and the world. According to the UK Guardian, he is  one of the 50 people who could save the planet. Here he writes how the burden of ineffective ‘green’ technologies […]

Gone With the Wind

**** Gone with the wind farm Australian Financial Review Paul Comrie-Thomson 4 October 2013 One thousand new wind turbines a week or 52,000 a year would be needed just to keep pace with India and China’s coal burn. So, where to now in the climate debate? Dieter Helm, CBE, is eminently qualified to write about […]