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Netherlands Opening Three New Coal Fired Power Plants

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By Paul Homewood ? h/t Alex Henney E.ON Benelux power station Maasvlakte, Rotterdam ? As well as the tranche of new coal fired power stations being opened in Germany this year, Alex Henney alerts me to a similar situation in the Netherlands, where three more…

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Netherlands — The Hidden Fuel Costs of Wind Generated Electricity

K. de Groot & C. le Pair (Former Shell & STW, The Netherlands.)   Summary Wind generated electricity requires back-up capacity of conventional power stations. This capacity is required to deliver electricity to consumers when wind supply is falling short. To have the non-wind power stations ramp up or down to compensate for […]

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The Netherlands tilts at modern windmills

Thomas Escritt — Reuters — September 5, 2012 (Reuters) – The Netherlands has been famous for its windmills for centuries but now one of its most populous provinces has said it wants to ban their modern-day incarnations – wind turbines – on the grounds that they are ugly and noisy. The government of North Holland, […]

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Netherlands –Wind turbines increase fossil fuel consumption & CO2 emission

1. Introduction Several countries are investing heavily in the construction of wind turbines reportedly to save fossil fuel and to reduce CO2 emission. The wind comes free, the turbines do not pollute and there is no need to burn fossil fuel. However, this simple notion defended by staunch supporters of wind turbines, has been criticized by […]

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Electricity in The Netherlands

Wind turbines increase fossil fuel consumption & CO2 emission. Abstract First we describe the models presently used by others to calculate fuel saving and reduction of CO2 emission through wind developments. These models are incomplete. Neglected factors diminish the calculated savings. Using wind data from a normal windy day in the Netherlands it will be shown that […]

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Dutch fall out of love with windmills Ivana Sekularac — EGMOND AAN ZEE, Netherlands  —  Wed Nov 16, 2011 When the Netherlands built its first sea-based wind turbines in 2006, they were seen as symbols of a greener future. Towering over the waves of the North Sea like an army of giants, blades whipping through the […]

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Dutch Pull the Plug on Wind Subsidies, Now Germany Throws in Towel on Solar Subsidies

CARPE DIEM — Professor Mark J. Perry’s Blog for Economics and Finance — February 21, 2012 I recently posted about how the Netherlands, the nation known for its iconic windmills, decided to throw in the towel on offshore wind power, as Dutch officials determined the country can no longer afford large scale subsidies for expensive wind turbines that cannot produce electricity at […]

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