Interesting dichotomy. If they are so brilliant they don’y need subsidies. If they need subsidy they are an uneconomical method of providing intermittent power. I would go one step further. If we need standing reserve for when the wind doesn’t blow than wind farmers should pay a heavy penalty when they fail to provide power. Never mind constraints payments which are a farce. If the wind is so strong that they need to constrain off generation wait half an hour and the turbines will get closed down anyway and you can make the weasels pay for failure to supply.
The moral of the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ isn’t don’t lie, it’s don’t tell the same lie twice.
Renewables rent-seekers continue to stick with the same grab bag of lies, myths and furphies, despite mountains of evidence revealing their marketing pitch is just so much polished propaganda.
South Australia (Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’) is held up by wind worshippers as the example of how to transition to a 100% renewable energy future.
When the wind blows for a few hours at a stretch (see above) the wind cult claims victory, and seizes the high moral ground. However, woe betide anybody with the temerity to point out that SA’s obsession with wind power has left it with the highest power prices in the world, retail power prices rocketing, year-on-year, at 20% and a tripling of power costs to business in just on two years. Oh, and heaven…
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