Britain’s Wind Power Debacle: Wind Power Outfits Paid £200 Million a Year for Producing NO Power at All

**** Pinning its hopes to a wholly weather dependent power source – that requires 100% of its capacity to be backed up 100% of the time by conventional generation sources – Britain’s energy ‘policy’ was never going to end well. Already faced with an unstable grid and rocketing power prices thanks to its gamble on […]

Wind Power is a Perpetual Loser: Wherever These Things Get Planted

A little while back, the usual response from those opposed to wind farms was along the lines of: “we’re all in favour of renewable energy, so long as wind farms are built in the right place”. But that was before people understood the phenomenal cost of the subsidies directed at wind power through the mandatory […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Why Africa Needs Fossil Fuels, Not Wind Power & Wishes

**** Why Africa Needs Fossil Fuels Project Syndicate Bjørn Lomborg 22 January 2016 SANTIAGO – Africa is the world’s most “renewable” continent when it comes to energy. In the rich world, renewables account for less than a tenth of total energy supplies. The 900 million people of Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) get 80% of their […]

The Economy Crushing Consequences of Massively Subsidised Wind Power

Reaping the carbon policy harvest Catallaxy Files Alan Moran 18 January 2016 For five years, Tata, the Indian firm that owns what used to be British Steel has been warning that energy costs in Britain are squeezing competitiveness. Previous reductions have accelerated in 2015 with a 15 per cent cut in jobs. Successive UK governments […]

The Insane Cost of Ontario’s Energy Calamity: Consumers Forced to Pay $170 Billion for Pointless Wind Power

Ontario is the place where the most bizarre energy policy in the world has seen thousands of these things speared into the backyards of homes – in the most agriculturally productive part of Canada. When we say “bizarre” we mean completely bonkers. Canada has one of the “cleanest” power generation mixes on the planet, with […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Wind Power ‘Tree’ Symbolises Futility of Paris Climate Jamboree

**** As a baggage train of some 40,000 climate-cultists get set to jet their way home from Paris – burning up a gazillion gallons of (what they normally rail about as being atmosphere incinerating) kerosene – the fair question has to be asked: ‘and all for what?’ The belief that China and India were going […]

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 […]