Input materials, transporting and fabricating these machines consumes large amounts of energy--which ends up as "embedded energy" in the system. The amount of embedded energy is three times that of a coal-fired plant or maybe ten times that of a gas turbine of equivalent rating. Wind energy assets have to produce energy for two to three years to pay back just the energy embedded in them. Why Wind Power Isn’t the Answer: As a new study confirms, turbines would have to be stacked across state-sized swaths of the American landscape.
On October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report warning that nations around the world must cut their greenhouse-gas emissions drastically to reduce the possibility of catastrophic climate change.
The report emphasizes “fast deployment of renewables like solar and wind” and largely ignores the essential role nuclear energy must play in any decarbonization effort. Four days earlier, to much less fanfare, two Harvard researchers published a paper showing that trying to fuel our energy-intensive society solely with renewables would require cartoonish amounts of land. How cartoonish? Consider: meeting America’s current demand for electricity alone—not including gasoline or jet fuel, or the natural gas required for things like space heating and fertilizer production—would require covering a territory twice the size of California with wind turbines.
The renewables-only proponents have no trouble mobilizing against land use for the extraction of hydrocarbons. The Impossibility of Windmills.
Wind Power: Capacity, Reliability and Grid Stability. Energy Consumption of Wind Power. Wind Power Costs. Wind Speeds. Warming Caused by Wind Power. Wind Farm Decommisioning. Wind Power Politics. Offshore Wind. Twenty-Five Industrial Wind Energy Deceptions - Master Resource. TRYING to pin down the arguments of wind promoters is a bit like trying to grab a greased balloon.
Just when you think you’ve got a handle on it, it morphs into a different story and escapes your grasp. Let’s take a quick highlight review of how things have evolved with merchandising industrial wind energy. 1 – Wind energy was abandoned for most commercial and industrial applications, well over a hundred years ago. Even in the late 1800s it was totally inconsistent with our burgeoning, more modern needs for power.
When we throw the switch, we expect that the lights will go on – 100% of the time. 2 – Fast forward to several years ago. 3 – Of course, that just by itself would not have been a significant incentive, so the original wind development lobbyists then made the case for a quantum leap: that by adding wind turbines to the grid we could significantly reduce CO2 from those “dirty” fossil fuel electrical sources (especially coal). Why was a mandate necessary? Paraphrasing Dr. The Looming Failure of Wind Energy. Guest post by Mike O’Ceirin Summary This is not about “Climate Change.”
It addresses the issue of whether wind as implemented is an effective replacement for fossil driven power stations. This is about Australia where we are according to the mainstream media in a transition to renewable energy even though after many years, we are far from it. Wind Turbine crashes on carpark in NY. Expensive Especially For Home Owners! Wind Turbines Can Decrease Property Values By Up To 23%, German Study Finds! Paying Much More For Much Less. Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an interesting and authoritative new [commenters pointed out it’s from 2012, I can’t find any newer research] study on the lifespan of those ugly bird-and-bat-choppers yclept “wind turbines”.
It’s called “The Performance of Wind Turbines in the United Kingdom and Denmark“. Canadians claiming new high-tech wind turbines as world's 'most energy-efficient power' source charged with fraud in U.S. Siemens, in fact, had not laid eyes on a PowerStack turbine let alone tested one; the company only did number crunching of conceptual data Thunderbird gave it, according to the SEC.
There wasn’t even a turbine to test at the time, as the press releases were issued before work to build a turbine had even begun. “Without even a prototype wind turbine constructed, and without any physical testing on an actual product, there was no basis in fact for Thunderbird and its officers to make any claims about the operation, production cost and efficiency of any wind turbine,” the SEC documents say.
By October 2018, the company had raised almost US$2 million from at least 60 investors. About a third of investors’ money was used to pay commissions to Goldstein, van Arem, and a large network of sales agents; van Arem was to receive 50 per cent of proceeds for his services, the complaint says. The investment activity spanned at least from August 2016 through to October 2018, the SEC said. Wind Power (Technology and Economics) - Fusion 4 Freedom. By Barrie Lawson, UKAdapted with the permission of the author from Electropaedia.com The wind is a source of free energy which has been used since ancient times in windmills for pumping water or grinding flour.
The technology of high power, geared transmissions was developed centuries ago by windmill designers and the fantail wheel for keeping the main sales pointing into the wind was one of the world’s first examples of an automatic control system. Windmills at Kinderdijk in the Netherlands Dating from 1740 Used for Pumping Water from the Polder Source – Birds As Art Though modern technology has made dramatic improvements to the efficiency of windmills which are now extensively use for electricity generation, they are still dependent on the vagaries of the weather. Zeeland removing wind turbines after several issues. From WOOD TV by: Whitney Burney Posted: Aug 1, 2019 / 05:28 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 1, 2019 / 06:51 PM EDT HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich.
(WOOD) — Wind turbines in Helder Park in Holland Township are being torn down. The city of Zeeland built the turbines in 2009 in an effort to use more sustainable energy. The turbines were placed outside the city limits due to zoning issues. It cost the city about $457,000. Wind power, the unreliable renewable. Even after 30 years of huge subsidies, it provides about zero energy My Spectator article on the futile numbers behind wind power: The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54 gigawatts of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market last year’.
You may have got the impression from announcements like that, and from the obligatory pictures of wind turbines in any BBC story or airport advert about energy, that wind power is making a big contribution to world energy today. You would be wrong. Its contribution is still, after decades — nay centuries — of development, trivial to the point of irrelevance. Wind farm turbines wear sooner than expected, says study. From The Telegraph Britain’s wind farms are wearing out far more rapidly than previously thought, making them more expensive as a result, according to an authoritative new study.
Wind Power is a Dead End. Robert Bryce reports on the end of wind power hopes in City Journal.
Why Wind Power Isn’t the Answer Excerpts in italics with my bolds As a new study confirms, turbines would have to be stacked across state-sized swaths of the American landscape. On October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report warning that nations around the world must cut their greenhouse-gas emissions drastically to reduce the possibility of catastrophic climate change.
The report emphasizes “fast deployment of renewables like solar and wind” and largely ignores the essential role nuclear energy must play in any decarbonization effort. Revisiting wind turbine impacts – Erroneous recent calculation highlights need to assess renewable energy sustainability claims. Guest essay by Paul Driessen Foreword: An article I wrote several weeks ago had a couple of stupid math errors. This column attempts to correct them – and take readers on a journey to the futuristic world of 100 percent “clean, green, sustainable, renewable” wind energy.
Since the assumptions always guide the analysis, this column lays mine out, crunches the numbers, and concludes that replacing the 2.85 terawatts of electricity generated worldwide in 2016 – while ensuring stored power for just 48 windless hours – would require: 14.4 million 1.8-MW turbines … 570 million acres (30% of the Lower 48 US states) … and 1.4 trillion Tesla 100-kWh lithium-ion battery packs!
Need stored electricity for seven windless days? Disagree with this analysis? It’s amazing, though hardly surprising, how quickly some used Hurricane Harvey’s devastation to claim that fossil fuel emissions are driving catastrophic climate change and weather. So we employ the Dr. That clearly won’t work. Climate science: THE FACTS ABOUT WIND TURBINES YOU NEVER HEAR IN THE MEDIA. Decommissioning (removing) wind turbines is enormously difficult and hugely expensive.
Natural gas plants have 30-40 year lifetimes; nuclear plants can operate for 60 years or more. Wind turbines last 15-20 years, and often far less for offshore leviathans. Off Virginia, salt corrosion is compounded by 50-80 foot storm waves and category 1-3 hurricanes. Maintenance and removal require huge derrick barges and can be done only during near-perfect weather, with minimal wave height. Actual removal costs depend on the size and type of project, distance from shore, whether monopolies and electrical cables must be fully removed, and whether the seabed must be returned to its original condition. Wind power, the unreliable renewable. Scotland’s Wind Myth. By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public This story has been doing the rounds lately: Seeing countless renewable energy records broken and milestones passed has been a constant source of encouraging news for our planet. Now, we have yet another impressive stat to celebrate: in the first half of 2019, Scotland generated enough energy from wind power to supply its homes twice over.
Specifically, turbines generated 9.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity between January and June, enough to supply power to 4.47 million homes – not bad for a country that has around 2.6 million homes to its name. It’s a record high for wind energy in Scotland, and it means the turbines could have provided enough electricity for every dwelling in Scotland, plus much of northern England as well, for the first six months of the year. The implication is that if Scotland can do it, everyone can. But, as we shall see, it is not as simple as that! To ignore non-domestic use is a common trick employed by the wind lobby.
Costly wind power menaces man and nature. The true costs of wind energy are too often (deliberately?) Ignored or underestimated Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris. Tilting at Windmills – a Brief Update. Paul Krugman’s All-Renewable Delusion. New Papers: Intermittent Wind Power PRESERVES & INCREASES Need For Fossil Fuel Energy Generation. “[A]s RES [renewable energy sources] increases, the expected decreasing tendency in the installed capacity of electricity generation from fossil fuels has not been found.” – Marques et al., 2018 In late 2012, a prophetic article appeared in the Los Angeles Times that warned: “As more solar and wind energy generators come online, […] the demand will rise for more backup power from fossil fuel plants.” Image Source: LA Times Wind turbines cannot produce energy when the wind is not blowing. Sustaining the Wind Part 1 - Principia Scientific International.
Green Energy Scam #167: Traffic-Driven Wind Turbines. Speaking Truth About Power. Recent Headlines have reported the Canadian federal government intends to eliminate coal for electrical production, replacing it with renewables. Wind Turbines In China Aren’t Working And It’s Becoming A HUGE Problem - Principia Scientific International. Exposed: China's Useless Wind Turbines - Principia Scientific International.