Denmark Slashes Wind Power Subsidies to Curb Runaway Power Costs

Posted: May 2, 2016 by oldbrew in Big Green, government, ideology, wind
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How long will it be before people start to react in countries where heavy industries are closing at an alarming rate and power supplies are under increasing threat?

STOP THESE THINGS

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When the wind industry and its worshippers start chanting their mantras about the ‘wonders’ of wind, it isn’t long before they start preaching about the examples purportedly set by the Europeans; and, in particular, the Nordic nations.

That the great wind power fraud was driven by Denmark’s struggling turbine maker, Vestas probably has a fair bit to do with the worshippers’ fanatic-cult-like veneration of Scandinavia.

But, hold the phone?

It seems that economics works in precisely the same fashion in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway, as just about everywhere else (save Cuba and North Korea, say?).

When you’re trying to sell a ‘product’ with NO commercial value, the ‘business’ – for want of a better word – can only be about what you can extract from gullible/compliant governments (and unwitting power consumers), in the form of massive and endless subsidies.

Now, in the wind industry’s heartland, the Danes…

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Comments
  1. tallbloke says:

    The bubble is gonna burst anytime now. Buy dead dogs – sell fish.

  2. dennisambler says:

    https://www.vestas.com/
    “Founded in 1898 as a blacksmith shop in western Denmark, we started producing wind turbines in 1979, and have since gained a market-leading position with 75 GW of installed wind power and more than 50 GW under service globally.”

    https://www.vestas.com/en/about/profile#!from-2009-2020
    Wind energy currently accounts for less than two percent of the world’s energy production. Vestas expects it to account for 10 percent by 2020.

    They do describe their V112 as “groundbreaking”, seems accurate.

  3. Fanakapan says:

    Blimey ! if there was going to be any group that were more ‘Correct’ in the Green sense than the Germans, it had to be the Danes.

    Of course it would be nice to think that similar measures might be adopted here in the UK, but I suspect the combination of a much larger population, and PowerCo’s that are nothing more than rentier outfits, will combine against the possibility.

    Then there’s be the early adopters of subsidised solar who are on a 25 year promise to get paid 3 times the unit price per unit fed back in.

  4. oldbrew says:

    Fanakapan: ‘Then there’s be the early adopters of subsidised solar who are on a 25 year promise to get paid 3 times the unit price per unit fed back in.’

    It’s better than that: 3 times the price of EVERY unit. Index-linked to the inflation rate and tax-free too.

  5. John Silver says:

    Bondfangere.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Germany is ploughing on to its renewable energy doom.

    ‘Unsustainable Folly: Cost Of Germany’s “Energiewende” To Soar To €31 Billion In 2016 Alone!’
    http://notrickszone.com/2016/05/03/unsustainable-folly-cost-of-germanys-energiewende-to-soar-to-e31-billion-in-2016-alone/

  7. […] YOUR SCARY-ASS CHART OF THE DAY: Europe’s Ridiculously High Industrial Electricity Prices. […]

  8. Diggs says:

    I live in Germany, the Rhineland/Pfalz area to be more exact. You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting three windmills on top of the hills around here. They are everywhere. What used to be beautiful rolling farmhills overlooking ancient villages near the streams and rivers are now icons to technological folly, with huge (up to 150 m from ground to vertically raised wingtip) noisy windmills taking up the view north, south, east and west. At night, competing with the stars are hundreds of blinking red lights, a science fiction landscape warning away planes but attracting birds. And still, this only accounts for somewhere around 4% of total Kwh necessary for this fairly rural area. If every single hill were manned by these machines, blocking heaven and earth, they still couldn’t produce enough electricity on a windy day. What a CF.

  9. Michael Shorts says:

    All of those European commercial rates are higher than my residential rate in Colorado.

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  13. oldbrew says:

    Bavarian legal ruling kicks wind turbine mania into touch.

    ‘Under the 10 H rule, wind parks can be installed only if they have a minimum distance that is ten times the turbine’s height away from residential homes. That means a 200-meter tall turbine needs to be at least 2 kilometers away from the nearest residential area before it can be approved.

    In Bavaria that would make the construction of most wind park projects virtually impossible.’

    – See more at: http://notrickszone.com/2016/05/09/major-blow-to-wind-power-bavarias-highest-court-upholds-10h-rule-shoots-industrialization-of-idyllic-landscape/

    Bavaria is already awash with solar panels, but at least those don’t destroy the scenery as much as wind turbines.

    ‘A small farm in Bavaria’

    [credit: energytransition.de]

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