Wind Industry Lies About Falling Costs Backfire: MPs Demand End to Subsidies for Wind Power

The moral of the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ isn’t don’t lie, it’s don’t tell the same lie twice. Renewables rent-seekers continue to stick with the same grab bag of lies, myths and furphies, despite mountains of evidence revealing their marketing pitch is just so much polished propaganda. South Australia (Australia’s so-called ‘wind […]

The Sum of All Costs: Counting the True Costs of Intermittent Wind & Solar Power

Researchers have been underestimating the cost of wind and solar Our Finite World Gail Tverberg 22 July 2017 How should electricity from wind turbines and solar panels be evaluated? Should it be evaluated as if these devices are stand-alone devices? Or do these devices provide electricity that is of such low quality, because of its intermittency […]

Wind Industry Says It’s Time to Cut the Subsidies: ‘Wind Power Cheaper than Coal’

STT loves an eye-catching headline. Today’s is, on one level, the kind of spoof headline dished out by Washington pranksters, The Onion: so outrageous, that no sentient being could accept the premise. However, half of our headline is quite literally true: the wind industry has been putting out figures claiming that it is not only […]

Wind & Solar Power 2.5 to 5 Times More Expensive than Coal & Nuclear

Power costs matter. The wind industry keeps telling us that their product is ‘free’, and getting cheaper all the time. Trouble is, that the facts tend to differ. In the table above, in nuclear powered France, power consumers pay half the cost for power than those suffering along in wind powered Denmark. Maybe it’s got […]

Wind is ‘Free’: It’s Wind Power That Has Cost Us $BILLIONS

The wind cult keeps telling us that the wind is ‘free’ and, limited to that, there could be no quibble. However, what their tortured meaning extends to is the claim that electricity generated by allowing these things to caress the breeze is also free; or if not literally ‘free’, so cheap as to be truly […]

Why Intermittent Wind Power Can Never Match Power Dispatched On Demand

**** 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 […]

Cost of Wind Power Outstrips Coal, Gas, Hydro & Nukes by a Country Mile

Wind worshippers continue to make wild claims about wind power already being “free” – and, apparently, getting cheaper all the time. Although, it appears that ‘selling’ a product with no commercial value (apart from the massive subsidies it attracts) is an unwinnable battle. Even the merest mention of a cut to subsidies has the wind […]