Wind industry admits massive project will fail without subsidies

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?

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Renewable energy stocks slide as Ontario vows to scrap clean-power projects – to cut electricity prices.

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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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