AEP Cancels Plans for $4.5 billion U.S. Wind Farm Power company scraps Wind Catcher project after rejection by Texas regulators By Erin Ailworth July 27, 2018 5:30 p.m. ET American Electric Power Co. said Friday that it is scrapping plans to develop one of the largest wind farms in the U.S., a day after the … Continue reading Wind industry admits massive project will fail without subsidies
What Is The Cost Of Getting To A 100% "Renewable" Electric Grid? August 07, 2018 | Francis Menton | Manhattan Contrarian If you are a politician in a blue area, the big thing these days is to make the pledge that you will put your state or city on the fast track to getting 100% … Continue reading What Is The Cost Of Getting To A 100% “Renewable” Electric Grid?
Struan discusses the fallacy of industrial wind power and describes the widespread landscape vandalism that is taking place all over Scotland.
Renewable energy stocks slide as Ontario vows to scrap clean-power projects BRIAN ECKHOUSE | BLOOMBERG NEWS | JULY 13, 2018 Ontario Premier Doug Ford vowed to cancel and wind down more than 750 contracts for renewable power projects, making good on a campaign pledge to revamp the province’s energy policies. Terminating the early-stage projects, which the government … Continue reading Renewable energy stocks slide as Ontario vows to scrap clean-power projects – to cut electricity prices.
As machines, wind turbines are pretty good already; the problem is the wind resource itself, and we cannot change that. It’s a fluctuating stream of low–density energy. Mankind stopped using it for mission-critical transport and mechanical power long ago, for sound reasons. It’s just not very good.
As for resource consumption and environmental impacts, the direct effects of wind turbines — killing birds and bats, sinking concrete foundations deep into wild lands — is bad enough. But out of sight and out of mind is the dirty pollution generated in Inner Mongolia by the mining of rare-earth metals for the magnets in the turbines. This generates toxic and radioactive waste on an epic scale, which is why the phrase ‘clean energy’ is such a sick joke and ministers should be ashamed every time it passes their lips.
It gets worse. Wind turbines, apart from the fibreglass blades, are made mostly…
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