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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Study: Wind Power Increases Dependence on Fossil Fuels in EU; JUNE 25, 2018 | instituteforenergyresearch.org A study analyzing energy supply in the European Union shows that increasing the level of wind-generated electricity also increases the level of fossil fuel-generated electricity, the opposite outcome suggested by those who argue that renewable energy is necessary to “get … Continue reading Study: Wind Power Increases Dependence on Fossil Fuels in EU
In a paper last June in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists — including Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution, Dan Kammen of the University of California, Berkeley, former EPA Science Advisory Board chairman Granger Morgan and Jane Long of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory — concluded that Jacobson’s all-renewable scheme used … Continue reading All-renewable energy is a prescription for disaster
June 5, 2018, 6:33 AM By Rachel Morison | Bloomberg Britain’s gone seven days with almost no wind generation and forecasts show the calm conditions persisting until the middle of the month. The wind drought has pushed up day-ahead power prices to the highest levels for the time of year for at least a decade. Low wind … Continue reading Wind Disappears in Britain Leaving Turbines at a Standstill and Prices Rising
How much energy do wind turbines produce? Every wind turbine has a range of wind speeds, typically around 30 to 55 mph, in which it will produce at its rated, or maximum, capacity. At slower wind speeds, the production falls off dramatically. If the wind speed decreases by half, power production decreases by a factor … Continue reading Wind Energy production as fickle as – The wind.
Matt Ridley | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT 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 … Continue reading Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy
Apr 25, 2018 | Michael Shellenberger | forbes.com In my last column I discussed an apparent paradox: why, if solar panels and wind turbines are so cheap, do they appear to be making electricity so expensive?< One big reason seems to be their inherently unreliable nature, which requires expensive additions to the electrical grid in the form of … Continue reading Solar And Wind Really Do Increase Electricity Prices
13 May 2017 |Matt Ridley| The Spectator We urgently need to stop the ecological posturing. The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54 gigawatts of clean renewable wind … Continue reading Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy
2014 James Taylor , CONTRIBUTOR The wind power industry claims switching from conventional power to wind power will save consumers money and spur the economy. However, data from the top 10 wind power states show just the opposite. From 2008-2013 electricity prices rose an average of 20.7 percent in the top 10 wind power states, which is … Continue reading Electricity Prices Soaring In Top Wind Power States