Gone With The Wind: America’s Energy Future On Display In Europe

Posted: September 25, 2021 by oldbrew in Critique, Energy, government, ideology, wind
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Prepare for more unrest if/when energy prices accelerate even more due to unworkable so-called climate policies, and what used to be reliable supply becomes problematic.

PA Pundits - International

By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~

As if the continuing spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant and fears of being flooded by waves of Afghan refugees weren’t enough, Europe is facing another crisis: The wind isn’t blowing.

Steady, reliable northwesterly winds blowing in from the North Atlantic and the North Sea were supposed to be a key component of Europe’s low-carbon future. Private investment capital and lavish taxpayer subsidies poured into the wind energy industry. By the thousands, gigantic wind turbines – offshore and onshore – mushroomed into the skies. Western Europe’s picturesque coasts and charming countryside have been defaced by these monstrosities, but everyone was assured it’s for a good cause. Nothing less than the planet’s future is at stake. And besides, wind power, along with solar power, will produce reliable affordable electricity.

Or maybe not.

For weeks, the wind from the North Atlantic and the North Sea has been…

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Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    The UK energy fiasco…

    Robert Peston: Why rescuing energy customers is expensive for all of us

    Under the “supplier of last resort” scheme to protect customers of failed energy companies, every rescued customer of a failed energy company costs the rescuing company £600 to £700 to “on board”, which they have the right to reclaim over 15 to 24 months from every energy customer in the country.

    In other words the costs of customers’ mistakes in buying energy from fragile businesses are “socialised”.

    https://www.itv.com/news/2021-09-24/peston-why-rescuing-energy-customers-is-expensive-for-all-of-us
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    Heads they win, tails you lose.

  2. I have found that wind and solar work excellent as supplemental, point of use power resources, but I have not yet seen anything that would indicate they are readily established for a larger, grid-based system. I would love to see it, but have not to date.

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