The Wind is ‘Free’ Myth – Totally Busted: the True & Staggering Cost of Wind Power

Like the old sailors say, “The wind is free, but everything else costs money” – lots and lots of money!



Wind worshippers continue to make wild claims about wind power already being “free” – and, apparently, getting cheaper all the time.

Although, it appears that selling a product with no commercial value (apart from the massive subsidies it attracts) is getting tougher all the time. Even the merest mention of a cut to subsidies has the wind industry’s parasites quaking in their boots.

Now – in a ‘hey, quick, look over there!’ kind of move – the wind industry’s spruikers have taken to making claims about the costs of wind power, that would make Pinocchio blush.

Wind: Still Two Or Three Times The Cost Of Conventional Energy, Whatever The Greenies Claim
James Delingpole
19 October 2015


That was the headline in the Independent this time last week. I’m not suggesting for a moment that you’re an Independent reader but suppose for a moment you were: what do you…

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2 Comments on “The Wind is ‘Free’ Myth – Totally Busted: the True & Staggering Cost of Wind Power”

  1. Wind is no more free than coal and gas or grain, or apples or anything else. Because like Coal and gas, veg etc., its only “free” at source, but what costs money is the machinery to harvest it.

    It’s a bit like saying: “sitting on the beach in a tropical resort is absolutely free” – and ignoring the cost of travelling to the place and food and accomodation.


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