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UK: Not Enough Predictable Power in Wind’s Sails

MetalMiner — January 26, 2015 Here at MetalMiner, we are enthusiastic about renewable energy schemes. It seems like common sense to develop energy sources that are not based on depleting reserves and that are sustainable from an environmental perspective. What we take issue with is the payment of massive subsidies to support them. We would […]

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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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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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A Tale of Two Wind Facilities — Ontario, Canada and Ocotillo, California

Last summer (2012) Quixotes did a video of the inefficiency of wind energy in Ontario using the 160 turbine facility at Melanchton as an example. A fellow wind group in Ocotillo (pronounced Okoteeyo) California has made some strikingly similar videos using the 112 wind turbines that currently surround their tiny town in the desert. The interesting […]

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UK — Thanks to unreliable energy, one day, turning off the lights won’t be up to you

Tip of the hat to the Protest Against SNP Wind Policy Governments have taken suicidal gambles with our energy supplies Christopher Booker — The Telegraph — February 23, 2013 Readers of this column might have been astonished by the media response last week to that warning by Alistair Buchanan, retiring head of the energy regulator […]

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Unreliable energy’s big secret

Steve Goreham — Washington Times — February 20, 2013 CHICAGO, February 20, 2013—Climate change has again moved to center stage. Last week in his State of the Union address, President Obama stated, “But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change.” Two days later, Senators Sanders and […]

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How Britain went tilting at windmills

Michael Hanlon — The Telegraph — January 14, 2013 Not only are wind farms an unreliable source of power, but it has been revealed that generous licence deals will pay out even if they fail to deliver. The unfortunate technical term is “intermittent renewables”. This is the name given to the wave of green energy […]

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Wind power creates market havoc, is unreliable and costly

Thanks to Central Bruce Wind Action for this gem. Jonathan Lesser, President of Continental Economics — The Columbus Dispatch — November 22, 2012 The United States has subsidized the wind industry for 35 years. For the past 20 years, most of these subsidies have taken the form of a production tax credit, which provides wind-generation […]

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Ontario wind turbines — An inefficient, unreliable energy fiasco

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