Wind Industry Makes Absurd Claim that Wind Power Lowers Retail Power Prices

Windweasels and their Lies!!!



Wind industry propaganda is an artform, which works on the adage, once employed by a crazy little German with a funny mustache, that: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”

The latest wind industry wheeze is to turn black into white, by claiming that occasionally adding wind power to an electricity grid (weather permitting, of course) lowers retail power prices. Here’s Alan Moran unpacking the latest furphy.

Black is white: and wind generators drive down electricity prices, too …
Catallaxy Files
Alan Moran
8 June 2016

Wind industry lobbyists Pitt and Sherry, and their journal, RenewEconomy, jubilantly produced the following table as proof that wind energy lowers prices.

They pointed out that in May wind enjoyed its biggest ever month, with 8.5 per cent of the National Electricity Market supply and argued that this had led to prices falling. They…

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