Britain’s Wind Power ‘Policy’: Betting on a Miracle

**** Britain’s energy policy: Betting on a miracle CAPX Rupert Darwall 1 December 2015 Ugly reality has broken into British energy policy. Last week’s speech by the climate and energy secretary Amber Rudd is a milestone that defines the end of the fantasy stage of the renewables fairy tale. Policy makers must now grapple with […]

UK Wind Farms Get to Pocket £Millions Without Producing a Single Spark

**** Britain’s wind power disaster is a debacle, to be sure. However, paying wind power outfits for electricity that’s never produced is nothing short of criminal. This Daily Express piece, which uncovers the scandal in Scotland, is a little confused on its facts, but we’ll sort that out below. Wind farms get £5million handout because […]

Britain Laments: Wind Power Sends Power Prices Skyward, Risks Total Grid Collapse & Fails to Cut CO2 Emissions

**** In a ‘don’t say we didn’t warn you’ piece, Matt Ridley nails down precisley why THESE THINGS DON’T WORK – on any level. Over to Matt. Wind power makes electricity expensive and unreliable without cutting emissions Rational Optimist Matt Ridley 13 November 2015 By preventing investment in gas, the dash for wind has done […]

Community Defenders Winning Wind Farm Battle of Britain

*** In Britain, dogged community defenders are winning the Battle for Britain; skirmish by skirmish; village by village; town by town. The wind industry is being pummelled by an environment in which the massive and endless subsidies upon which the scam essentially depends have been slashed – never to return. And in which community defenders […]

Another Wind Power Collapse has Britain Scrambling to Keep its Lights On (Again)

**** There’s an old adage about ‘bad luck’ coming in threes. For the wind industry its rotten ‘luck’ seems to run in endless crashing waves. Here’s another board-snapping set from the UK. National Grid uses ‘last resort’ measures to keep UK lights on The Telegraph Emily Gosden 4 November 2015 Coal plant breakdowns and low […]

Wind Farms: Trigger ‘OUTRAGE’ When Proposed & ‘REJOICING’ When Scrapped

**** Rural communities across the Globe are fighting back against an industry with all the natural respect for property rights of Genghis Khan; and the moral fibre of Judas Iscariot. These days, whenever a wind farm is proposed; or the developer is out in the field – literally ‘thumping’ its message home (see our post […]

Deliverance for Brits: David Cameron Empties Subsidy Trough & 250 Wind Farms Get Scrapped

**** The wind industry isn’t powered by wind; it’s fuelled by massive and endless subsidies. If ever that proposition needed support, then events in the UK since David Cameron’s election win provide plenty. 250 onshore windfarms will be scrapped as taxpayer subsidies are axed Daily Express John Ingham 22 June 2015 LARGE swathes of the […]