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U.S. Study: Wind Turbines Even More Expensive and Useless Than You Thought

James Delinpole — Breitbart — July 2015 The cost of wind energy is significantly more expensive than its advocates pretend, a new US study has found. If you believe this chart produced by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), then onshore wind is one of the cheapest forms of power – more competitive than nuclear, […]

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Colour Us Surprised: Pricey Wind Turbines Remain Idle

Mark Sommerhauser — USA Today — August 31, 2014 ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Visions of a national wind energy bonanza have been a costly mirage for the Department of Veterans Affairs, even after five years of work and more than $3.7 million spent. A Times investigation found the department has little to show for its […]

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UK: List of more useless wind turbines that have been taken down

Nick Hallett — Breitbart.com — July 29, 2014 Earlier this month, Breitbart London reported that a Welsh government office was to scrap its £50,000 wind turbine after it generated just £5 of electricity per month. It now turns out that this is not the only place small-scale wind-turbine to have proved completely pointless. Here is […]

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Australia: “Let’s Get Rid of all the Useless Wind Farms”

Terry McCrann — Herald Sun (AU) — October 2013 I STILL have a dream. Of that one day when we start pulling down all the utterly useless, landscape-blighting, bird-killing, people-punishing, so-called wind farms. We’ll leave a few, some stripped of their turbines, some left with a blade to turn lazily and even more uselessly in […]

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Australia — Wind farms are 96% useless and cost 150 times more than necessary for what they do

Tip of the hat to Clyde for this find…. From JoNova — September 20, 2012 Victoria’s windfarms have saved virtually no coal from being burnt.  South Australian windfarms have saved 4% of their rated capacity in fossil fuels at a cost of $1,474. per ton. That’s only $1,474. above current price of carbon credits per […]

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James Delingpole –Arguments for wind power are just hot air

Hat tip to Maggie’s Farm for this one.  Gotta love James Delingpole! I’d do anything to fight these pernicious turbines — including stand for Parliament, says James Delingpole. The Telegraph — September 17, 2012 Why on earth am I standing as an independent candidate in the Corby by-election? The very last thing I want is […]

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UK: All this talk of wind turbines is just hot air!

Sunday 1 April 2012 18:00 HAVE you taken a drive to The Borders lately; in particular, down the A74 road to Carlisle? If not, you’re in for a bit of a shock. It’s one of the most stunningly beautiful areas of the country. Streams, forests, ancient dykes, the gentle curves of the hills, and whacking […]

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