How Green Is My Industrial Wind Turbine?

Posted: March 26, 2016 by oldbrew in turbines, wind
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Industrialising parts of the countryside is never going to do anyone except subsidy harvesters any good.

Climatism

Despite a lifespan of only fifteen years, running at max 30% output, an industrial windmill could spin until it falls apart and never generate as much energy as was invested in building it.

Sadly however, such facts that contradict the conventional-climate-wisdom of the day matter little in the ideological, groupthink echo charmer of the great global warming swindle/religion.

image 60 tonne Coking coal, Steel and cement wind turbine

Because wind power fails when the wind stops blowing, 100% of its capacity has to be backed up 100% of the time by fossil fuels which run constantly in the background to balance the grid and prevent blackouts when wind power output collapses:

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The energy required for a helicopter to de-ice all the blades on a wind farm must outweigh any supposed saving in CO2 by a factor of 100 or more. Notwithstanding that no wind farm has saved a gram of CO…

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  1. Joe Public says:

    “The energy required for a helicopter to de-ice all the blades on a wind farm must outweigh any supposed saving in CO2 by a factor of 100 or more.”

    But the cost of a helicopter + heating oil etc for a de-frosting session is peanuts, compared with the extra subsidies the frozen windmills will subsequently be able to harvest.

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