If You’re Fighting the Wind Industry: Keep Fighting, Because Fighters Win

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The wind industry is always and everywhere about subsidies. The punitive cost of those subsidies are starting to appear in retail power bills, infuriating householders and driving businesses to the wall. Panicked politicians, who enabled the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time, are reacting. Their inevitable response is to cut the subsidies that created the problem in the first place.

The politics of power are always and everywhere about power prices. As the proletariat tumbles to the fact that the wind and sun ain’t entirely free, wind and solar power outfits are on the back foot.

The sense of panic and confusion that pervades among renewables rent-seekers suggests the wind industry is on the brink of collapse. German wind turbine maker Siemens has set the scene by sacking 6,000 workers. Tens of thousands more of those so-called ‘green’ jobs will soon disappear, as Europe pulls the subsidy plug.

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Roger Pielke Jr. describes the distorting of climate science

Watts Up With That?

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website

Summary: Scientists and journalists play a vital role in the public policy debate about climate change, explaining the reports of the major climate agencies. Here Roger Pielke Jr. describes an example of how they too often misrepresent those findings, distorting the debate and feeding the public’s loss of confidence in science as an institution.

About those exaggerations in the media about climate.

Pielke on Climate” – part 2 of 3.

About the misreporting of experts’ reports.

By Roger Pielke Jr. at The Climate Fix.

Posted with his generous permission.

Lightly edited.

Introduction.

Welcome to issue #7 of my occasional newsletter on climate and energy issues. As a reminder, my day-to-day research or writing is focused on sports governance and various issues of science policy. But I’ve written a fair bit on the topics of climate and energy over the past…

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Renewables Battery ‘Boom’: Exploding Mega-Storage System Generates Fireball & Toxic Lithium Plume in Belgium

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As soon as ‘Joe Public’ worked out that the idea of running on sunshine and breezes was so much childish nonsense, renewables rent-seekers started peddling an even greater myth: that mega-batteries would store ‘free and abundant’ wind and solar power, whenever the sun was up and the wind was blowing (just right).

Then, the myth continues, at absolutely zero cost to power consumers, giant grid-scale batteries would lovingly release groovy ‘green’ power as and when businesses and households needed it.

The zealot’s argument runs that – if only fossil fuel junkies and evil climate deniers would get out of the way – a few million mega-batteries would allow power consumers, hungry for ‘green’ virtue, to finally plug in and turn on to the ‘fuels of the future’.

So much for the hype.

South Australia, Australia’s wind power capital, has signed up to squander $150 million on one of Elon Musk’s…

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What the Wind Industry Doesn’t Want Anyone to Know

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In this repost, STT welcomes Britain’s Peak Protection Force – and its blog, MindWind to our International Network.

This insightful piece tackles the type of awkward questions that the wind industry would rather you never asked. And, sure as hell, will never openly answer.

Awkward Questions Answered
MindWind
Peak Protection Force
24 September 2017

This weekend’s roadtrip was one that could not have come at a better time, and its write-up could not be more germane to the discussion at hand.

I travelled about 80 miles from Leeds to just outside Louth in Lincolnshire, and along the way I saw: one dead coal-fired power station (Ferrybridge); one operational coal-fired power station, with a new gas-fired power station being constructed alongside (Eggborough); one hybrid coal/biomass power station (Drax); one of the largest and most hideous “cumulative” agglomerations of onshore wind farms in Britain (stretching pretty much unbroken from Goole to Scunthorpe)…

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Wind Power Subsidy Cuts Kill Thousands of Green Jobs: Siemens Sacks 6,000 Workers

Delightful news!

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The wind industry is little more than the most recent and elaborate effort to fleece gullible investors, in a list that dates back to “corporate investment classics”, like the South-Sea Bubble and Dutch tulip mania.

In the wind industry, the scam is all about pitching bogus projected returns (based on overblown wind “forecasts”) (see our posts here and here and here and here); claiming that wind turbines will run for 25 years, without the need for so much as an oil change (see our posts here and here and here); and telling investors that massive government mandated subsidy schemes will outlast religion (see our posts here and here and here).

Now that the subsidies are drying up across Europe, solar panel and wind turbine makers are feeling the pinch, with tens of thousands of those groovy ‘green’ jobs already gone, or about to face the axe.

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Kaput!: German Wind Farms Set for Dismantling as Subsidies Dry Up

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Claims that wind turbines run on the smell of an oily rag and last for 25 years are a proven nonsense.

What wind worshippers tend to forget is that these things have a useful (that is to say ‘economic’) lifespan of around 12 years.

Subsidies are what built them. Subsidies are what run them. So, when the subsidies run out, it isn’t long before the only remaining force at work is rust.

No country went harder or faster than Germany, when it came to spearing wind turbines and splaying solar panels as far as the eye can see.

The cost for German households and businesses, in terms of rocketing power prices, has been colossal and the effect on its grid is both costly and chaotic (a point picked up in the second piece in today’s post).

But first, here’s what happens when the subsidy plug gets pulled.

German Wind…

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Wind & Sun Undone: 100% Renewables Claims Complete Fantasy

Only in their wildest dreams…

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In their sillier moments, wind and sun worshippers claim that, if only fossil fuel guzzling, climate-deniers would get out of their way, nature’s ‘wonder fuels’ could provide 100% of everybody’s energy needs, now and until kingdom come.

However, in the global scheme of things, the contribution from wind and solar power barely registers, and amounts to little more than an accounting rounding error.

In short, even with massive and endless subsidies, the wind and solar ‘industries’ will always be energy ‘piss-ants’. And claims that they will one day rule the world, sound like the demented rantings of Austin Power’s nemesis, Dr Evil.

Here’s Matt Ridley crushing the nonsense that, one day, we’ll all get 100% of our power from the sun and the wind.

The green movement has broken in two: what happens next?
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Matt Ridley
7 November 2017

You can always tell when there is a United Nations…

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