Wasteful Wind Power

Thanet Wind Farm off the coast of Kent is the largest operational offshore wind farm anywhere in the world Photo: WILL WINTERCROSS

Uh oh! Many have been saying that wind-power is wasteful, it costs too much, has to be subsidized (with your tax dollars – I don’t know who the hell else you think the government steals money from), chops up birds faster than a Slap Chop dices eggs, isn’t reliable (no wind = no power that leads to the need to keep coal and gas power plants running to take the slack up), and they’re fugly.

In spite of all of this, certain governmenttards and greentards evidently still think that wind-power is the way to go and they’re push-push-pushing for it in spite of the aforementioned facts. Seems the mantra is we have to be green regardless how ridiculous and costly an idea is.

Britain has been touting their new off-shore wind turbines as the way to go, gonna save the environment, gonna reduce that nasty old anthropogenic CO2 and save us all from that global warming BBQ waiting for us all in the near future.

Today we have an article in the Telegraph that shows us that wind-power is costing 2 times as much as coal or gas, not to mention that it will have to be subsidized for at least 20 more years. With cost rising, this will probably only get worse. If you look at the life of a wind-turbine it may be to the point that they never will be paid for in full before they need to be replaced, which will be yet another hit in the consumer’s pocketbook.

Britain’s so-called “dash for wind” means that it is now the biggest off shore generator – producing as much as the rest of the world put together.

Just remember that sage quote “bigger isn’t always better.” It’s probably also costing more, too.

But costs of building the farms have doubled due to spiralling prices for steel and the drop in the value of the pound.

The running costs are also increasing.

The report found that costs have risen for all kinds of generation but off shore wind farms remain by far the most expensive – 90 per cent more than fossil fuel generators and 50 per cent more than nuclear.

How bad is it? Well, per the article the company who’s installed them; “Swedish energy giant Vattenfall – which spent £780 million on the array – refuses to say how long it will take for the farm to pay for itself.”

Must be pretty bad if they’re not telling, which in itself could be telling that there’s “trouble in river city.” Want to bet it’s already more than 20 years and growing?

So what do the idiots in charge in the UK plan to do about this? Why build more of them of course! Makes me glad I don’t live in the UK, where the loons obviously rule the roost. Read up on Prince Charles and you’ll get my point.

It seems other counties are figuring out that there’s a problem and cooling to the idea. Per this other article in the Telegraph we see that…..

To green campaigners, it is windfarm heaven, generating a claimed fifth of its power from wind and praised by British ministers as the model to follow. But amid a growing public backlash, Denmark, the world’s most windfarm-intensive country, is turning against the turbines.

This summer, France brought in new restrictions on wind power which will, according to the French wind lobby, jeopardise more than a quarter of the country’s planned windfarm projects.

We also have the mafia getting in on the subsidies and carbon trading going on in Europe that you can read about in “Il Cappo di Tutti Windi.” This also has to be raising the price of electricity as you know very well that the end-users (ratepayers) will be the one’s to ultimately pay for all of this while the wind farms continue to get subsidized and the mafia continue to screw everyone out of every penny they can possibly get.

CO2  Insanity, just doesn’t seem to want to go away. Another day, another scheme, another screwjob.

Source: Telegraph

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3 responses to “Wasteful Wind Power

  1. Roy

    Has anyone ever investigated the impact on weather systems from extracting so much energy directly out of the winds that move our weather patterns. Seems like we are flirting with “real” weather changes.

  2. ThomasJ

    Please check this Norwegian documentary:
    http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/193197
    on how windparks lethally effect ‘large flying objects’ (scary pics!)
    Sorry only in Norwegian, but pics are telling enough…

    Brgds from Sweden
    //TJ

  3. ThomasJ

    Roy 09/28/2010 at 4:04 AM:
    Rest calm! The amount of energy from the total of it [winds] via windpark(s) is not even measureable.
    Brgds/TJ