Wind Farms Even More Expensive And Pointless Than You Thought


turbine-2_3153749b An even bigger ‘flop’ than you ever imagined…


Study: Wind Farms Even More Expensive And Pointless Than You Thought
James Delingpole
5 July 2015

The cost of wind energy is significantly more expensive than its advocates pretend, a new US study has found: available here.


If you believe this chart produced by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), then onshore wind is one of the cheapest forms of power – more competitive than nuclear, coal or hydro, and a lot more than solar.

But when you take into account the true costs of wind, it’s around 48 per cent more expensive than the industry’s official estimates – according to new research conducted by Utah State University.

“In this study, we refer to the ‘true cost’ of wind as the price tag consumers and society as a whole pay both to purchase wind-generated electricity and to subsidize the…

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One Comment on “Wind Farms Even More Expensive And Pointless Than You Thought”

  1. “If 20 years is a wind turbine’s life span,
    What happens then? Is there a plan?
    Thousands of turbines will then need replacing,
    A new energy crisis we will be facing…..”


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