Renewables Work Just Fine – Provided There’s a Diesel in the Shed

A Diesel in the Shed Pickering Post Viv Forbes 14 April 2017 You can have your solar panels and your turbines on the hills; You can use the warmth of sunshine to reduce your heating bills. You can dream you’re self-sufficient as you weed your vegie bed; As long as you make sure to keep […]

Intermittent & Unreliable ‘Delivery’ Makes Wind Power Pointless

*** Intermittent Renewables Can’t Favorably Transform Grid Electricity Our Finite World Gail Tverberg 31 August 2016 Many people are hoping for wind and solar PV to transform grid electricity in a favorable way. Is this really possible? Is it really feasible for intermittent renewables to generate a large share of grid electricity? The answer increasingly looks […]

Economic & Social Disaster Looms: Ontario Counts the Crippling Cost of Wind Power

Scrap Green Energy Act to help hydro mess, tax watchdog says Toronto Sun Shawn Jeffords 8 September 2016 TORONTO – If the Ontario government wants to make a dent in soaring hydro rates it should scrap its controversial Green Energy Act. That according to Christine Van Geyn, the Ontario director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. She says […]

Americans Count the Insane Costs of Trying to Run On Wind Power

Americans enjoy the cheapest electricity in the World – thanks to ultra-cheap gas, plenty of nuclear power and a fair share of hydro among their power mix. However, how long its natural advantage over countries who have tied their hopes on the Wind Gods lasts, depends entirely on how soon it can pull the rug […]

The Lunacy of Trying to Run on Wind Power

The Lunacy of Pledging to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Use since Wind and Solar Are Not the Answer to Much of Anything Carlin Economics and Science Alan Carlin 5 August 2016 Greatly increased human prosperity in some areas of the world over the last 150 years can be traced in large part to progressively greater access […]

Ross McKitrick: Wind Power Subsidies Triple Power Prices in Ontario

One of the favourite smoke-and-mirrors lines pulled by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers is that wind power lowers power prices. Among the ‘tiny’ little omissions in that pitch are that: 1) they’re only ever talking about spot prices when the wind is blowing; and 2) they skate over the massive subsidies that get […]

Wind Industry Makes Absurd Claim that Wind Power Lowers Retail Power Prices

Wind industry propaganda is an artform, which works on the adage, once employed by a crazy little German with a funny mustache, that: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” The latest wind industry wheeze is to turn black into white, by claiming that occasionally adding […]