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U.S. — The Rapid and Expensive Demise of the Green Energy Fad

Stephen Moore — Daily Signal — May 9, 2015 The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fad’s rapid […]

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(UK) Scientific Alliance Study Shows that Industrial Wind Turbines are Expensive and Deeply Inefficient

Breitbart.com — October 27, 2014 Wind power is too variable and too unpredictable to provide a serious alternative to fossil fuels, a new study by the Scientific Alliance and the Adam Smith Institute has confirmed. The researchers concluded that, although it is true that the wind is always blowing somewhere, the base line is only around […]

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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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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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Offshore Wind: The Enormously Expensive Energy Alternative

From Watt’s Up With That By Steve Goreham Originally published by The Washington Times Offshore wind turbines at Barrow Offshore Wind off Walney Island in the Irish Sea Unusually good weather for April! (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The US Department of the Interiorannounced the first offshore wind energy lease sale earlier this month. Interior plans a July auction […]

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High wind and solar costs hurt consumers as well as the environment — Renewable power just too costly

Donald N. Dewees — Financial Post — April 17, 2013 In May, 2009, Energy Minister George Smitherman oversaw the enactment of his Green Energy and Green Economy Act (GEA). It required that Ontario electricity consumers pay high prices for certain kinds of renewable power, including 13.5 cents/kWh for wind and up to 80.2 cents for […]

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Green Energy Act: An expensive gravy train

Radhika Panjwani — The Brampton Guardian — March 7, 2013 This is the second  and final part of a feature exploring the reasons how government policies have made embracing green initiatives an expensive proposition for homeowners. Hydro One Brampton reports electricity consumption in Brampton has declined in the last five years primarily because of savvy […]

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Wind: Expensive power, ruined landscapes

David Frum — National Post — January 26, 2013 Must we despoil Ontario’s environment in order to save it? On Feb. 8, the Environmental Review Tribunal will consider an application to build nine large wind turbines on one of the most scenic points in one of Ontario’s most scenic places. Ostrander Point Road bisects the […]

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Failed Renewable Technologies Are An Expensive Teaching Moment

Paul Chesser — National Legal and Policy Center — October 30, 2012 A story that went viral over a week ago showed how (non)-workers at a Michigan electric vehicle battery plant, funded through thestimulus by taxpayers, spent their time playing games, reading magazines, watching movies or helping charities like Habitat for Humanity – that is, when they weren’t […]

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Scientists Like Wind Energy But Agree It’s Expensive & Impractical

From AIM Newswire — September 14, 2012 WASHINGTON – Two new studies say Earth has more than enough wind to power the entire world, at least technically. The research analyzes physics, but not finances of the wind projects, as experts note that such an expansive wind energy program would be too costly. If only the […]

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Energy’s not green but the money is

The Green Energy Act –Wind Turbines and Solar Cells Is it green energy? Not really. Is it expensive energy? You bet. Countylive.ca — September 10, 2012 The green energy act, no matter how well-meaning, is, at this point in time, technologically foolish and fiscally irresponsible. Wind turbines and solar cells are far too expensive for […]

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Why is Wind Power so Expensive? An Economic Analysis

Gordon Hughes — 2012 This is a very lengthy report (39 pages), but if you’re a fast reader, you can skim through it very quickly.  It goes into extreme detail of why wind power is a huge economic failure for any country.  I’ve quoted a couple of paragraphs to make it short and sweet.  This […]

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U.S. — Beware ignoring cost of extreme green energy

Brad Taylor — Wisconsin State Journal — April 29, 2012 Are you supportive or skeptical of green energy? Your “clean, cost-effective energy” editorial sails nicely down course through the conclusion of “saving the planet while saving money should be the widely shared goal.” But then asking “Are you supportive or skeptical of green energy?” drifts […]

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Ontario’s Power Trip: Wind wastes water — and your dollars

Special to Financial Post  Mar 15, 2012 Hydro generation gives way to costly wind By Parker Gallant and Scott Luft Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is the province’s premier electricity power generating firm, a government-owned utility whose future has long been hooked to government policy. Today, in the green hands of the Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government, OPG […]

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