Lessons from the UK & SA – How to Destroy Power Supplies & Economies: Start with Subsidised Wind Power

shock news. #unreliables



Pinning its hopes to a wholly weather dependent power source – that requires 100% of its capacity to be backed up 100% of the time by conventional generation sources – Britain’s energy ‘policy’ was never going to end well.

Already faced with an unstable grid and rocketing power prices thanks to its gamble on wind power, the scale of the folly is only beginning to reveal itself. In order to prevent total grid collapses, wind power outfits are being paid hundreds of £millions to produce nothing at all (see our post here).

As examples of how to simultaneously destroy an electricity grid and a power market, Britain is right up there with Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia (see our post here).

As the following pieces from The Telegraph and The Economist reveal, the massive subsidies thrown at wind power have thrown up a number of pretty obvious…

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2 Comments on “Lessons from the UK & SA – How to Destroy Power Supplies & Economies: Start with Subsidised Wind Power”

  1. Too bad the media spin has been more successful than renewables.

    The province of Ontario is Canada’s industrial engine, with a third of Canada’s population.

    But for how long is now in doubt because the premier (chief minister) has a proram to de-industrialize.

    Where the jobs will come from to replace those that will be lost, nobody knows.

    “Trust us. We’re the Government. So we know best.”

    Such a catchy tune.

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  2. Ontarions share a gret sense of irony. Their program for wrecking their economy has the acronym CCCP, which used to be written:

    Союз Советских Социалистических Республик

    Union of Soviet Socialist Republics


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