Good read on the sad truth of renewable aka ‘unreliable’ energy…
Commentary: I love the smell of fossil fuels in the morning
Elko Daily Free Press
29 May 2015
When it comes to energy, windmills are useless when there’s no wind, solar is useless when there’s no sun, and hydro is useless when there’s no water – a condition Nevadans were recently warned about again thanks to the ongoing drought.
Indeed, the ONLY dependable sources of cheap energy remain oil, natural gas and coal. Yet all we hear are Chicken Little environmentalists screaming about global warming – oh, excuse me, “climate change” – while tax-addicted politicians in Washington are floating energy tax hike trial balloons.
Make no mistake; the cost of energy in Nevada will surely skyrocket if Congress tries to reform our insane tax code on the…
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A must read on the devastating and catastrophic failure of Germany’s ‘energiewende’.
Green centralised planning, like central economic planning of socialist regimes gone by has failed with devastating results…
All lies and promises – the wind industry has finally been rumbled in Germany and is about to be shown the door in Australia.
The wind industry and its parasites have been guilty of more than just a little hubris. Claiming to be able to deliver cheap, reliable sparks was always going to be their undoing. Gradually, Europeans are waking up to the unassailable fact that wind power is based on a technology that was redundant before it began.
No modern economy can run with electricity delivered at crazy, random intervals. To compensate for that meteorological fact, Germany is flat out building more coal fired power stations – not less. Around the globe the wind industry promises to displace “dirty” coal fired power and Germany is no exception. But the reality is very different: the facts have finally…
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If you’re going down to the German woods today, beware of a big surprise.
Although it won’t be cuddly Teddys with well-stocked picnic baskets and wonderful games to play – chances are it’ll be a power starved German armed with an axe, looking to filch a pile of timber to cook his bratwurst and warm his home.
In the last couple of posts we’ve looked at the social and economic disaster that is German renewables policy.
The Germans launched into massively subsidised wind and solar power with power prices rising 80 per cent in real terms in little over a decade. Unable to pay skyrocketing power bills, 800,000 German households have been disconnected from the grid – with that number growing by 300,000 each year. In addition, almost 7 million German households are suffering “fuel poverty” – forced to choose…
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A comprehensive account of Germany’s energiewende ‘green’ hell.
The wind industry, its parasites and spruikers, around the globe, hail Germany as THE wind power ‘Super Model’. Trouble is, in Germany – as elsewhere – the ‘gloss’ has well-and-truly worn off – and the ‘Model’ is looking more than just a little worse for wear.
The Germans went into wind power harder and faster than anyone else – and the cost of doing so is catching up with a vengeance. The subsidies have been colossal, the impacts on the electricity market chaotic and – contrary to the environmental purpose of the policy – CO2 emissions are rising fast: if “saving” the planet is – as we are repeatedly told – all about reducing man-made emissions of an odourless, colourless, naturally occurring trace gas, essential for all life on earth – then German energy/environmental policy has manifestly failed (see our post here).
Some 800,000 German…
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David Leyonhjelm is the Liberal Democratic Party Senator for New South Wales. David’s insights into the great wind power fraud have graced STT’s pages on a number of occasions (see our posts here and here and here).
David is one of the 8 cross-benchers who effectively control Australia’s Federal Parliament, whenever the Green/Labor Alliance gang up to stop legislation put up by the Liberal/National Coalition.
David is also on the Senate’s Inquiry into the great wind power fraud (see our post here); and, from his experience on that Committee, penned this little piece that appeared in the Australian last week.
End the smug untouchability of the wind industry
10 June 2015
Evidence is mounting about the health hazards of infrasound
Late last year a group of rural residents met me to discuss their concerns…
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