Green Jobs Mirage: Europe’s Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Sacks Hundreds of Workers as Subsidies Slashed

So-called ‘green’ jobs are a case of easy come, easy go. The wind and solar ‘industries’ that gave birth to those jobs simply can’t survive without massive and endless subsidies, which means their days are numbered. With the axe being taken to subsidies across the globe, their ultimate demise is a matter of when, not […]

Far Out: German Study Finds Pulsing Wind Farm Infrasound 20 Kilometres From Turbines

Overrun by 30,000 or so giant industrial wind turbines, it’s no surprises that Germans know all about the misery of wind turbine noise. A component of the cacophony of low-frequency, amplitude modulated noise generated by these things occurs in frequencies meant to be below what humans can ordinarily hear. But that does not mean that […]

Bug’s Life: Bees & Other Flying Critters Being Wiped Out By Wind Turbines

Giant industrial wind turbines mean an ignominious slaughter for almost anything on the wing. 50-80m blades, with their tips travelling at over 300 km/h, readily slice and dice birds and bats in their millions every year. Then there’s a smorgasbord of smaller flying critters, like bees, wasps, dragonflies and other environmentally and agriculturally beneficial insects […]

Pathetically Pointless: Massive Increase in German Wind Power Capacity Adds Nothing to Power Output

Adding wind power generating capacity is one occasion when ‘more’, truly means ‘less’. No matter how much of other people’s money gets spent spearing wind turbines all over the countryside, the result is the same: whether it’s 10,000 or 100,000 MW of available wind power capacity, when calm weather sets in, the combined output adds […]

Hopelessly Helpless: German Wind Power Fails 93.3% Of The Time & Collapses in Minutes

  When the challenge is thrown at wind power proponents about its hopeless intermittency, like a drug addict, the answer is always “more”. More of the same, more turbines, more panels, more subsidies, more transmission network capacity, more non-existent mega batteries, well, just more. Germany is held up as the shining example of what our […]

Road to Nowhere: Wind Power’s Pathetic Performance Continues All Across Europe

  With the wind always blowing somewhere, it’s claimed that if turbines are spread far and wide, there’ll be a constant supply of wind ‘energy’. Except whole countries and indeed vast tracts of whole continents face dead-calm weather on a routine and regular basis. South-eastern Australia is home to 5,000MW of wind power capacity, spread […]

Germany’s Renewable Energy Disaster – Part 2: Wind & Solar Deemed ‘Ecological Disasters’

Germany’s wind and solar experiment has failed: the so-called ‘Energiewende’ (energy transition) has turned into an insanely costly debacle. German power prices have rocketed; blackouts and load shedding are the norm; and its idyllic countryside has been turned into an industrial wasteland, with its forests, no exception (see above). Hundreds of billions of euros have been squandered […]