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U.S. Study: Cost of Generating Wind Electricity 48% Higher Than Previous Estimates

Aaron Bandler — Townhall.com — July 7, 2015 A study released Tuesday morning concludes that the true cost of wind energy is 48 percent high than previous studies have estimated. The study titled, “The True Cost of Energy; Wind,” was conducted by the Institute of Political Economy at Utah State University, and given to Townhall exclusively. They came to this […]

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Bill Gates Dismisses Solar And Wind Energy, “Can’t Do The Job” …Cost “Beyond Astronomical”!

No Tricks Zone — June 28, 2015 Another prominent thumbs down against wind the current renewable energy craze, this one from Bill Gates. The UK online Register here reports that the technology guru is not impressed by fad renewable energies wind and sun: “Renewable energy can’t do the job. Gov should switch green subsidies into […]

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UK: Green Energy Cost Hits Record High as Expensive Turbines Built at Sea

Annual bill for consumers to subsidise renewable technologies has soared to more than £2.5bn as more plants are built and the cost for each unit of electricity rises Emily Gosden — The Telegraph — June 28, 2014 The cost of generating green electricity has hit a record high as subsidies are handed to expensive offshore […]

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From Texas To Alaska — Another Wind Turbine Fiasco that Will Cost Millions

Wind turbine nightmare at remote Alaska refuge may cost millions Craig Medred — Alaska Dispatch — April 7, 2014 The bird-friendly wind turbines that were to power the offices of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in far Western Alaska are in a pile on the ground on the Alaska Peninsula. And more than 600 miles […]

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Great article out of Germany: In Ontario it’s the cost of a Tim’s. In Germany it’s a scoop of ice cream.

From Spiegel Online, this article has been Google translated, so it may not be 100% accurate.  I’ve tried to adjust the grammar where I could.  You will get the general idea though.  If anyone can do a better translation for me, please let me know and I’ll make the corrections.  Funny how even with the […]

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Wind Energy: Examining the Cost

Willem Post — The Energy Collective — November 29, 2013 Various promoters maintain the cost of wind energy is competitive with other sources of energy. As shown below, this is not the case. The EIA calculates the levelized cost of NEW onshore wind turbine plants place in service in 2018, capacity factor 0.34, 30-yr life, […]

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The Human Cost of Ontario’s Green Energy Act

Garth Manning — Toronto Sun — November 17, 2013 In 2009, the Ontario government, seeking to appear green, expropriated our property rights and democratic freedoms with its Green Energy Act (GEA). The GEA removed the power of municipal politicians to represent their constituents in green energy matters and imposed 550 meters as a regulated setback […]

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Read it and weep: power system changes cost YOU

Originally posted on WIND CONCERNS ONTARIO: On Wordpress:
The current Ontario government is determined to make Ontario the most expensive electricity market in North America, with events being announced almost daily.  The following is just a sampling of how Ontarians are caught up in the worst planning to ever emerge in this or any province.…

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Wind Energy Comes at a Cost borne by Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Owls

Marc Lallanilla — Live Science.com — May 14, 2013 Wind energy is frequently touted as a clean, green source of energy that can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. But like all sources of energy, wind power comes at a cost — one that’s too often borne by eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and other birds. […]

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The Cost Of Green Energy Topples The Government In Bulgaria

Tory Aardvark — March 29, 2013 There is a lesson to learned from events last month in Europe’s poorest country, Bulgaria, well actually there are 2 lessons to be learned, both unfortunately need to be learned by politicians in the rest of Europe, or the world when it comes to it. The first lesson is […]

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UK — The green energy mirage will cost the earth

Britain is committed to unsustainable carbon targets only because our politicians duped us Robert Darwell — The Telegraph — March 18, 2013 In 1988, the year global warming made its entrance into politics, Margaret Thatcher declared that mankind had unwittingly been carrying out a massive experiment with the planet, in which the burning of fossil […]

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The Green Energy mirage will cost the earth

Rupert Darwall — The Telegraph – March 5, 2013 In 1988, the year global warming made its entrance into politics, Margaret Thatcher declared that mankind had unwittingly been carrying out a massive experiment with the planet, in which the burning of fossil fuels would produce greenhouse gases, leading to higher global temperatures. The results of […]

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IESO: Surplus wind power could cost Ontario ratepayers up to $200 million a year

Surplus wind power could cost Ontario ratepayers millions and compromise power system, says electricity system operator. It says renewable energy market rules must change John Spears — Toronto Star — February 26, 2013 Coping with surplus wind power will cost Ontario electricity ratepayers up to $200 million a year if market rules don’t change, says […]

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As cost pressures mount, Ontario’s wholesale power prices set to soar

Shawn McCarthy — Globe and Mail — January 30, 2013 Electricity consumers in Ontario face the prospect of soaring prices in the coming decade, a trend that would put additional cost pressure on power-hungry industrial users. The cost pressures are rising at the province completes the closing of its coal-fired plants while its nuclear fleet […]

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The Hidden Costs of Wind Power

Institute for Energy Research — Canada Free Press — January 5, 2013 As part of its response to the so-called “fiscal cliff” Congress passed a one-year extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind power requested by President Obama and backed by Senator’s Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and John Thune (R-S.D.) and at a total […]

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