Cartoon of the day: Josh on Wind energy

Posted: May 12, 2017 by tallbloke in Big Green, Energy, humour, wind

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Matt Ridley writes in the Speccy

Comments
  1. Josh nails it again.

  2. Bitter&twisted says:

    As they say “much truth is said in jest”.

  3. oldbrew says:

    Germany’s Wind Power Debacle Worsens: Too Much Power One Day, None the Next
    May 12, 2017 by stopthesethings

    ‘During January of this year, wind and solar power output totally collapsed for days on end and pushed the German grid to the brink of collapse.’

    https://stopthesethings.com/2017/05/12/germanys-wind-power-debacle-worsens-too-much-power-one-day-none-the-next/

  4. Zeke says:

    Truth, beauty, and functionality all in one.

    (Josh’s poster, not the wind turbines.)

  5. oldbrew says:

    Australia’s Failed Wind Power ‘Experiment’ Makes it an International Joke: Wind Power Output Totally Collapses (Again)
    May 14, 2017 by stopthesethings

    Anyone engaged in pushing the ‘truthiness’ of wind being able to ‘power’ Australia (or anywhere else for that matter) is in desperate need of professional care and/or medication: but the cult are not just delusional, they’re certifiably dangerous.

    Any sailor could have pointed out just how fickle the wind can be and the risks attached to attempting to rely on it to get anywhere, anytime soon.

    https://stopthesethings.com/2017/05/14/australias-failed-wind-power-experiment-makes-it-an-international-joke-wind-power-output-totally-collapses-again/
    – – –
    At least the sailor can seek better wind, unlike concrete-based turbines.

  6. oldbrew says:

    German government to ignore calls to expand wind auctions
    05/16/2017
    By Diarmaid Williams

    Their transmission lines can’t handle any more part-time power at the moment.

    http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2017/05/german-government-to-ignore-calls-to-expand-wind-auctions.html

  7. oldbrew says:

    BBC, 16 May: Spectacular scenes after lorry and wind turbine collision

    A lorry driver in Germany was lucky to survive with only minor injuries after a crash with a 62m-long turbine blade which was being transported to a wind farm.

    Police expected Autobahn 33 near Bielefeld to be blocked for hours as the blade landed across the road.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-39939911/spectacular-scenes-after-lorry-and-wind-turbine-collision
    [includes video]

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