America’s Wind Industry Squeals as Republicans Slash Massive Wind Power Subsidies



The wind industry is a lot like Peter Pan – the perpetual infant, hard-wired to fight, kick and scream to avoid the stark reality of adulthood.

How often have we heard the yarn about wind power needing those life-giving subsidies (filched in their hundreds of $billions from taxpayers and power consumers) to continue for just that little bit longer to help it “mature”?

And how, if the subsidies are chopped now, the chance of a “brilliant, clean, green” renewable energy future will be lost, forever?

Cut the subsidies, and this so-called ‘industry’ would disappear in a heartbeat. That mathematical certainty applies everywhere, including the USA.

GOP tax bills aim to derail the green-power gravy train
New York Post
Robert Bryce
12 December 2017

Commentators, as well as congressional Democrats, have criticized the Republican tax bill for being rushed through the House and Senate without significant debate.

While that…

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Britain starts dismantling wind farms after successful Lake District campaign

“Let’s hope other scenic but corrupted areas take up the baton to get more of these ridiculous industrial eyesores removed from our natural environment.”

The uselessness of symbolic fake fixes to a fake catastrophe finally being found out.


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Kirkby Moor [image credit: Stephen Dawson / Wikipedia]
Let’s hope other scenic but corrupted areas take up the baton to get more of these ridiculous industrial eyesores removed from our natural environment.

A dozen 140ft wind turbines on the edge of the Lake District are due to be dismantled next summer after a decision which could result in many more being removed to restore views, reports the GWPF (from The Times).

The wind farm on Kirkby Moor on the Furness peninsula in Cumbria would be the first large one to be taken down since they began appearing around Britain in 1991.

South Lakeland district council refused an application by the wind farm operator to keep the turbines operating for another ten years until 2027.

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Is The Energiewende Running Out Of Steam?

“Wind and solar cannot even fill current gaps and a system run mainly on green power would fail to provide guaranteed supply over a winter fortnight, it says.

Power grid operator Amprion has said German networks came close to blackouts during settled and overcast conditions in January when renewable plants produced almost nothing.

Even environmental groups acknowledge the fossil fuel lobbies have a point, arguing there must be remedies to the problem of intermittent renewable supply.”

MEANWHILE, we know “unreliable” energy (wind/solar) is a giant, feel-good con, when ideologically green aggressive GERMANY has spent €1 Trillion Euros (of other people’s money) on useless Wind and Solar power, through the – now failed –  “Energiewende” program, then only to undergo her biggest coal-fired power expansion in history…


By Paul Homewood

News from Reuters:


FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Burning coal for power looks set to remain the backbone of Germany’s energy supply for decades yet, an apparent contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ambitions for Europe’s biggest economy to be a role model in tackling climate change.

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Greens Founder Calls Germany’s Renewables Policy: “an Economic, Social and Ecological Disaster”


When people turn on wind power, it’s a one-way proposition: they never, ever worship these things again.

And when the convert was among those who first championed the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time, they don’t just quietly fall out of love, they tend to become the loudest critics of all; a bit like reformed smokers berating their old smoking buddies for lighting up.

One character who fits that mould is co-founder of the German Greens, Otto Georg Schily; who has just joined the growing throngs of Germans who now recognise the country’s maniacal obsession with massively subsidised wind and solar power as “an economic, social and ecological disaster”.

Germany’s Energiewende “An Economic, Social and Ecological Disaster”, Writes Top German Socialist!
No Tricks Zone
Pierre Gosselin
19 May 2017

In a referendum slated for this coming Sunday, Swiss citizens are being called to vote on a national energy strategy…

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Denmark’s Wind Farm Revolt: Danes Demand & Get Ban on New Wind Turbines

“Despite the Danish wind industry’s efforts to downplay it, the resistance exhibited by Danes has spread with disastrous results for the likes of Vestas.

In a clearly unhelpful turn of events for the wind industry in Denmark (and elsewhere for that matter), the growing fury of wind farm neighbours has rattled local governments and forced them into action.”

The sad part is that the “save the planet” lobby with their schizophrenic, ideologically driven push for unrealiable-energy has cost taxpayers, namely the poor, literally trillions of dollars of their hard-earned money to see the light.

Andrew Bolt nailed it commenting: “These are fake scares creating huge damage. Once again, the scaremongering is more dangerous than the scare.”


Denmark is the home of the original eco-fascist profiteers – Vestas – the struggling turbine makerrun by by a band of crooks – once exhorted the world to “Act on (its parallel universe version of the) Facts”: paying $millions to the Australian Greens and Trotskyite fronts like Getup! & Co – pitching lies like the one about the noise from V112s being just like the noise from a fridge 500m away (see our post here).

Whacked with costly lawsuits from wind farm neighbours – in one case a court awarding Dkr 500,000 (A$93,439) in compensation for the substantial reduction in the value of the plaintiffs’ home, caused by incessant turbine noise – the wind industry did its best to collude with a then pliant government to extricate itself from further liability (see our post here).

The Danish wind industry then resorted to the wholesale destruction of…

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Rural Germans Revolt Against Wind Power Roll-Out: Farmers Sabotage Wind Projects

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
– Mahatma Gandhi


German wind farm

Far from being in love with these things – as the gullible press here would have us believe – the Germans that are forced to endure them, hate them just as much as everyone else in the World.

In this wrap up of a report from Die Welt by NoTricksZone, set-upon rural Germans have had – as we say ‘a gutful’ of the wind industry; and what comes with it.

Taking matters into their own gnarly, weathered hands, German farming communities are in open rebellion.

It’s an uprising that includes farmers blockading turbine construction sites with their tractors; and stealthy stormtroopers dropping a MET mast, used to measure wind speeds, that presage the threat of industrial wind turbine construction.

The destruction of MET masts is a pretty standard community defence tactic around the globe (see our posts here and here and here) – but, that taciturn and normally law-abiding Germans…

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