Germany’s Wind Power Surges Plunge Their Neighbours Into Darkness

**** The economics of Germany’s “Energiewende” are so bizarre, that you’d think it had been put together by the GDR’s ‘brains trust’, before the Berlin Wall took its tumble in 1989. In Germany, around €100 billion has already been burnt on renewable subsidies; currently the green energy levy costs €56 million every day. And, the […]

UK’s Wind Power Debacle Deepens: Widespread Winter Blackouts Forecast

**** The lunatics that push wind power are being forced to face up to the fact that it is – and will always be – meaningless as a power generation source. Which to the sane and rational is no surprise: a ‘system’ that relies on the vagaries of the weather isn’t a ‘system’ – it’s […]

Germany’s Wind Power Debacle Escalates: Nation’s Grid on the Brink of Collapse

**** Calamitous Planning: German Wind Parks Overload Power Grid … “At Its Limits” … Record 50,000 Grid Interventions In May! NoTricksZone Pierre Gosselin 1 July 2015 Online German NDR public radio here wrote last week how northern Germany’s power grid had suffered a major bottleneck that led to the overload of the Flensburg-Niebüll power transmission […]

German Wind Power Goes Completely AWOL 11 Times in the Last 80 Days

**** German Wind Power Goes Completely AWOL For The 11th Time This Year … Fossils, Nuclear Again To The Rescue! Pierre Gosselin NoTricksZone 20 March 2015 It’s a good thing Germany still has a lot of conventional power supply from coal and nuclear on line. Otherwise the entire country would have blacked out this morning […]

More on Germany’s Wind Power Fiasco

**** The Germans went into wind power harder and faster than anyone else – and the cost of doing so is catching up with a vengeance. The subsidies have been colossal, the impacts on the electricity market chaotic and – contrary to the environmental purpose of the policy – CO2 emissions are rising fast: if […]

UK’s Wind Power Debacle Threatens to Leave Brits in the Dark

**** Scrap the Climate Change Act to keep the lights on, says Owen Paterson The Telegraph Christopher Hope 11 October 2014 The Climate Change Act 2008, which ties Britain into stringent environmental measures, should be suspended – and then scrapped – if other countries refuse to agree legally binding targets, says Owen Paterson MP Britain […]

Reliance on Wind Power: Playing a Lethal Game

A power generation system that can’t produce power on demand is no system at all. Wind power – entirely dependent on the weather – has consistently proven itself incapable of supplying meaningful power – requiring 100% of its capacity to be backed up by fossil fuel generation sources 100% of the time, both here (see […]

Wind Power: the Real Threat to Energy Security

**** One of the pitches being tossed up by the wind industry and its parasites at the minute is that adding wind power to the energy “mix” improves “energy security”. The yarn is spun around something like a “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” argument. Ergo, we should put all of our eggs […]

Wind Farms: Nothing More than Power-Grid-Parasites

**** Apart from the insane cost of propping up near bankrupt wind power outfits – like Infigen – with $ billions in subsidies in the form of the REC Tax/Subsidy – the wind industry gets to “free-ride” on the Australian electricity consumer in at least 2 ways. The first is getting preferential distribution of the […]

UK’s Wind Rush Leaves Grid Vulnerable to Collapse & Power Punters Foot the Bill

Like the Germans, the Brits are now reaping the whirlwind of their insane renewable energy policy. Not only have power prices skyrocketed, the perverse economics of that policy has left the UK grid vulnerable to complete collapse. Britain’s energy needs have been so mismanaged – and the incentives filched from taxpayers and power consumers and […]