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The Destruction of Scottish Power

(From ENERGY MATTERS) Euan Mearns — January 6, 2016 Summary The Scottish Government has set a target for renewable sources to generate the equivalent of 100 per cent of Scotland’s gross annual electricity consumption by 2020. This target is set without reference to economic and environmental costs and sound engineering practice. Industry and academia have […]

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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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Difficult to invest in green energy in Canada without Big Oil

 “it is the traditional oil and gas companies that are constructing much of the green energy projects in the country.”   Next time you see someone protesting Tim Horton’s to get rid of Enbridge ads, point them to this article. — DQ Divestiture movement continues as organizations clean carbon holdings from portfolios Kyle Bakx — […]

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Scotland: Gagging on Wind Power

From Energy Matters: – January 2015 I last looked into the details and consequences of Scottish energy policy in the pre-referendum post Scotch on the ROCs. The expansion of Scottish renewables is progressing at breakneck speed and the purpose of this post is to update on where we are and where we are heading whether anyone […]

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Great explanation of the ‘fixed quantity’ of energy in our universe / world.

I was reading about the failure of renewable energy in Europe and went on to the comment section where sometimes, you can pick up some fascinating stuff.  I came across this series of comments and thought I would share, because what is said here, is so basic and so true, but it would be very […]

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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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How much wind will a windmill mill if a windmill only uses wind?

Greg Fraunfelter asked that question in the Columbus Dispatch today.  And it’s a good question.  Far more complex than it seems on the surface. For ourselves, we have noticed at times that the turbines in our area will be spinning away on days when there’s not a breath of wind anywhere.  Leaves on the highest branches of a […]

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Thanks to wind energy, “Smart” Fridges will automatically shut off during peak demand times

Wind farm expansion will require fridges to be switched off at times of peak demand Emily Gosden — The Telegraph (UK) — April 10, 2014 Britain’s increasing reliance on wind power in the 2020s could cause power shortages without a radical overhaul of the grid, including automatic control of household appliances. Household fridges and freezers […]

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Revealing article from the Alternate Energy Mag clearly demonstrates their unreliability

Paragraph to note:  “As for the significant decline in solar output, we’re looking for a good answer,” he adds. “The solar PV system on my house produced 5.6% less electricity in 2013 because of the weather, but the massive installation of solar panels in Ontario and elsewhere should have been sufficient to offset any decline […]

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Ontario Liberals are rabid dogs when it comes to wind turbines. Where are all of the environmentalists?

We have a surplus of energy and regularly pay the States to take our excess power off our hands, yet these no-brain Liberals are continuing to approve hundreds of more wind turbines to be built.  Where are all of the environmental advocates???  Where are all of the eco-nuts??? Why aren’t they howling about the destruction and […]

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How Much Power do Wind Turbines Use

Tip of the hat to Ocotillo Wind Turbine Destruction for this find. Al Fin — August 2010 Most people wonder how much power a wind turbine can produce, and never stop to wonder how much power a wind turbine requires to operate. Mechanical engineer Jerry Graf believes that it is long past time for people […]

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Wind power fraud: It’s unsustainable and a total waste of resources.

“Wind power facilities will consume more than 3 times the energy they will ever produce.” Charles S. Opalek, PE. — June 2012 Why Wind Won’t Work (To order copy of book see details at bottom of article) Everyone believes alternative energies are the answer to all our power problems, with wind power leading the way.  The truth […]

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Wind farm endorsement blows past facts

Tip of the hat to our reader, Jerry, for this article. Joan Null, Larry Long, Glenn R. Schleede, Tom Stacy — Journal Gazette — October 2013 Heavily subsidized Ohio farm unlikely ever to be self-sufficient We are very concerned that the article about the Blue Creek Wind Farm, “Winds of change blow across Ohio” (Oct. […]

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Solar and wind power = An Avian Death Sentence

Marita Noon — Odessa Online — December 19, 2013 Green energy, specifically solar and wind, has been sold to the American public as the answer to a host of crimes against the planet — but green energy commits its own crimes against the planet. Hundreds of acres of photovoltaic solar panels confuse migratory water birds. […]

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Quebec’s Major Power consumers say “Non” to Needless Wind Costs

From Scott Luft at Cold Air Currents: Excuse my French, but …Quebec’s major power consumers aren’t just taking the renewables crap being shoveled at them – and the rest of the province’s ratepayers. Those that understand French should probably avoid the google translation quotes below and go directly to Les grands clients disent non à l’éolien […]

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