Renewables Reckoning: Intermittent Wind & Solar Guarantees Rocketing Power Prices

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The relationship between intermittent renewables and rocketing power prices is pretty obvious, just ask a Dane, German or South Australian. These joints have a couple of things in common: heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent renewable energy and the world’s highest power prices.

That, well-settled, relationship is universal, as Fancis Menton documents below.

How Much Do The Climate Crusaders Plan To Increase Your Cost Of Electricity? — Part V
Manhattan Contrarian
Francis Menton
14 March 2019

Over the past few years, I seem to have developed something of a specialty in tracking the costs of trying to run an electrical grid using more and more power sourced from the intermittent renewables, wind and solar. I started looking into this subject because it appeared to me to be obviously a huge issue that must be addressed if one is going to attempt to replace fossil fuels with these renewables; but hardly anyone…

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Pointless Power: Why Wind Power Can Never Replace Coal, Gas, Nuclear or Hydro

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Give a sentient being a few moments of uninterrupted consideration and they’ll soon work out why wind power can never work. Start with the weather. No one plans a weekend kite flying expedition a month in advance. And circumnavigating sailors know not to announce their arrival date at the time of departure, for much the same reason.

Well, wind power is no different. See above the output from every wind turbine connected to Australia’s Eastern Grid last month thanks to Aneroid Energy.

With over 6,000 MW of capacity in wind farms located across 4 States – Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria and NSW – and spread from: Hornsdale in the Mid-North, west to Cathedral Rocks on lower Eyre Peninsula and south to Millicent in the South-East of South Australia; down to Cape Portland (Musselroe) and Woolnorth (Cape Grim) in Tasmania; all over Victoria; and in New South Wales, at Broken…

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Insidious Infrasound: Governments Blind to Residents Suffering From Wind Industry Torture

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If there’s one thing worse than the wind industry lying about the effects of incessant wind turbine noise and infrasound, it’s governments helping them do so.

Over the last decade, the wind industry has ridden roughshod over the rights of law-abiding citizens to live peacefully in their very own homes. The battle that’s followed proves that the value of any right is determined by the beneficiaries’ determination to fight for it.

Giant industrial wind turbines deliver a cacophony of pulsing, practically incessant, low-frequency noise and infrasound. The effects of which have been held by an Australian Court to be a pathway to disease: Australian Court Finds Wind Turbine Noise Exposure a ‘Pathway to Disease’: Waubra Foundation Vindicated

While the results for people set upon by subsidy-soaked wind power outfits are a tragedy, the real tragedy is that those who are paid handsomely to protect them, not only ignore their plight, but…

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Real Suffering: No One Should Suffer The Noise That Wind Farm Neighbours Put Up With

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Unless you’re living with it, you’ll have no idea what it’s like to suffer incessant wind turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound.

A trail of abandoned homes wherever these things operate is testament to the fact that the noise is insufferable.

The usual retort from RE zealots is that only jealous neighbours complain. Tell that to Clive and Tina Gare, South Australian farmers paid $200,000 a year to have 19 turbines on their property, who told the Australian Senate that it was the worst decision of their lives: SA Farmers Paid $1 Million to Host 19 Turbines Tell Senate they “Would Never Do it Again” due to “Unbearable” Sleep-Destroying Noise

The noise generated by these things is truly unique. Fire up a few of these videos for a taste of what far too many unfortunates are forced to live through every day:

Thumping and grinding at all hours of the…

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Government Surrenders: PM Hoists White Flag on Australia’s Self-inflicted Renewable Energy Crisis

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I hereby surrender my country to renewable energy rent seekers.

With Labor threatening a 50% RET and a giant carbon tax, Australian industry is ready to pack up stumps and leave. But, instead of fighting for those industries, businesses and the jobs they create, the Liberal/National Coalition has thrown in the towel.

STT had high hopes for the Energy Minister, Angus Taylor when he was sworn in last year. Even Scott Morrison, as he took the helm as PM, sounded a whole lot more sensible on energy than the lunatic he replaced, the patrician and aloof Malcolm Turnbull. But that’s not saying much.

But, as the battle lines are drawn for a Federal election set for mid-May, the choice for voters is dismal.

The Energy Minister has gone soft and the PM seems content to let the ship of state drift on energy, and much else besides.

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Litigation Breakout: Victorian Wind Farm Neighbours Pursuing $Millions from Wind Developers for Noise Nuisance

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Don Fairbrother: Victory has a new name.

Driven mad by incessant, grinding, thumping wind turbine noise a group of Victorian farmers lawyered up and went on the offensive: they’re now counted as heroes and victors.

For years, they’ve battled their local Council – the body responsible under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act to prosecute noise nuisance complaints.

Their lawyer, Dominica Tannock, a tenacious young Melburnian, never let up.

Ground into submission, the Council was forced to engage one of Melbourne’s top Queen’s Counsel to get his independent opinion on the substance of the complaints.

In a 38 page opinion, Paul Connors QC held that the local’s complaints were not only credible and consistent, they were, in fact, the best evidence of the existence of an actionable nuisance.

Based on their evidence, the QC had no hesitation in finding that the noise from the Bald Hill’s wind farm constituted a…

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Hypocrites Playground: Australian Renewable Energy Policy Driven By Virtue Signalling Halfwits

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Reading this in Australia? Then you’re doing so, thanks to coal. You might be doing so thanks to nuclear power, if only the dimwits that profess to run this country hadn’t banned it.

On any given day, between 70 and 80% of what flows through Australia’s Eastern Grid comes from coal-fired power plants.

Of course, there will be plenty of occasions when wind and/or solar are adding absolutely nothing. But the reverse is never true: if coal-fired power plants started behaving like solar panels and windmills, Australians will be sitting freezing or boiling in the dark, more than half the time.

Common sense and virtue signalling don’t mix. The modern idea that the world will soon be shot of fossil fuels is two parts childish nonsense and three parts hipster hypocrisy. The same class that pontificate about the evils of carbon-based fuels, quite happily jet around the world ramming their…

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