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Britain Facing Serious Blackouts Next Winter Due to Instability Caused by Wind Power

Emily Gosden — The Telegraph — July 17, 2015 Britain could face blackouts if the wind doesn’t blow in winter 2016-17, unless emergency measures are brought in to bolster electricity supplies, official analysis suggests. Output from Britain’s power plants would not be enough to meet peak demand if there was “low wind” – meaning the […]

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Thanks to Britain’s Foolish Leap Into Unreliable Wind Energy, They Now Have to Take Extreme Measures to Avoid Blackouts

Emily Gosden — The Telegraph — June 9, 2014 Britain may be forced to use “last resort” measures to avert blackouts in coming winters, Ed Davey, the energy secretary, will say on Tuesday. Factories will be paid to switch off at times of peak demand in order to keep households’ lights on, if Britain’s dwindling […]

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UK: Wind Companies cash in, reaping huge profits while families suffer blackouts

“In the past two weeks, as householders suffered power cuts, wind farms were paid £4.8million to switch off their turbines.” Energy firms cash in on storms by leaving wind turbines idle as some power companies boost takings by a THIRD Sam Greenhill, Rebecca Evans, Tim Shipman — Daily Mail (UK) — December 31, 2013 Figure […]

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UK: Hundreds of businesses to be paid to switch off to prevent blackouts

Businesses could be paid to shut down from 4pm and 8pm on winter weekdays, under plans approved by regulator Ofgem  Emily Gosden — the Telegraph (UK) — December 19, 2013 Hundreds of businesses could be paid to switch off their power between 4pm and 8pm on winter weekdays as soon as next winter to prevent […]

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Blackouts looming for the UK due to cockamamie Wind Farm schemes which are a total failure

Stephen Pollard — The Express — June 29, 2013 MY first political memory is of darkness. More specifically it is from the 1973/74 miners’ strike and the then energy secretary Patrick Jenkin imploring the nation to brush our teeth in the dark and save energy. I thought it was rather funny seeing this strange man […]

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Renewable Energy: Bringing Blackouts Back to California?

Walter Russell Mead — The American Interest — February 27, 2013 The epidemic of power outages and “rolling blackouts” which nearly shut down California in the early 2000s may be returning. Back then, the culprits were unscrupulous energy providers like Enron and a poorly-thought out process of deregulation. This time, renewable energy would be to blame, as […]

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Germany — Windmills Overload East Europe’s Grid Risking Blackout

Ladka Bauerova and Tino Andresen — October 25, 2012 Germany is dumping electricity on its unwilling neighbors and by wintertime the feud should come to a head. Central and Eastern European countries are moving to disconnect their power lines from Germany’s during the windiest days. That’s when they get flooded with energy, echoing struggles seen from China to Texas over accommodating the […]

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