How Authorisation Procedures for Wind Farms are Illegally Discriminating Against Other Sources of Renewable Energy

The Law is my Oyster

An interesting article from Pat Swords:

Pat Swords for blog

1.1   Background

There is now in 2019 approximately 3,700 MW of wind energy installed in the Republic of Ireland with an additional 1,300 MW installed in N. Ireland. As can be seen from the Figure 1 below, for extended periods there is little or no wind power output, and then when a low pressure system moves in, the wind turbines all rush on to the grid at the same time.

Figure 1 Pat

Figure 1: All island electricity demand and wind energy output for week 7th Jan to 13th Jan 2019 (Eirgrid Data)

This is also clearly demonstrated in Figure 2 overleaf showing electricity demand and wind power output from early September 2019 to early October 2019. For large periods of the time, there was simply little or no wind energy, which when it was available generally rushed on to the…

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Labour Is Coming For Your Cars

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NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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https://labour.org.uk/manifesto/a-green-industrial-revolution/

Labour’s new manifesto has been deliberately vague about its policies to decarbonise transport, following attacks from its trade union backers worried about the effect on jobs.

It talks about improving public transport, investing in EV charging infrastructure and supporting EV manufacture. In other words, all of the usual, bland promises all the parties are making. Nowhere is there any mention of concrete action.

However, we do have a pretty good idea of what they intend, because we have the Thirty by 2030 report, published in October, which they commissioned and which they have already endorsed.

This included some very specific recommendations for the transport sector:

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https://labour.org.uk/press/labour-welcomes-report-putting-uk-onto-the-path-to-net-zero-energy-emissions-in-the-2030s/

Perhaps the most significant is the target to have between 21.5m and 25m EVs on the road by 2030, out of a total of about 32m. Assuming a lifetime of ten years for cars, this would effectively mean that all…

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Wind Power Is No Use Today

Paul’s findings obvious to everyone except those who are imposing our current energy policy and those guilty of wilful blindness over wind power. Check out the WHO latest Noise Guidelines where the impact of infra-sound from Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs) has at last been acknowledged. Thousands are being harmed around the world and in the UK. Show me the politician or government official who would knowingly subject him/herself and their families to the clear risks involved with living in close proximity to ever larger turbines. Watch the reaction of developers when asked to indemnify all near neighbours to their developments against any future harm to their health….but make sure you are not trampled in the rush for the exit!

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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https://www.bmreports.com/bmrs/?q=eds/main

We are now entering a few days of cold, anti-cyclonic weather. According to the forecasts, it could be Thursday before wind conditions return.

Currently wind power is contributing little more than 4% of UK power, with fossil fuels supplying more than half.

It will be interesting to see how things progress in the next few days.

Heaven knows what we are all supposed to do when they have taken away out gas boilers!

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IPPR: UK should pay £20bn into UN climate fund

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By Paul Homewood

h/t Dennis Ambler

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The UK has made the fifth largest cumulative contribution to climate change, and therefore has a duty to offer more financial support to help poorer countries to decarbonise.

That’s according to think tank the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), which has today released a new report arguing the UK’s foreign policy priority should be helping less developed nations cut their emissions.

It argues that the current way international cooperation is structured is failing to bring about an adequate response to environmental crises.

Ahead of crucial UN climate talks which begin in Madrid on Monday, the IPPR says the UK should commit £20bn to the UN’s Green Climate Fund up to 2030.

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3084341/uk-should-pay-gbp20-billion-into-uk-climate-fund-ippr?

The IPPR report does no clarify whether this £20bn should be in addition to our foreign aid budgets, which is fixed at 0.7% of GDP. But presumably they intend it to…

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Why Apocalyptic Claims About Climate Change Are Wrong

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By Paul Homewood

Well worth a read. Environmentalist Michael Schellenberger attacks climate apocalypse claims:

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Environmental journalists and advocates have in recent weeks made a number of apocalyptic predictions about the impact of climate change. Bill McKibben suggested climate-driven fires in Australia had made koalas “functionally extinct.” Extinction Rebellion said “Billions will die” and “Life on Earth is dying.” Vice claimed the “collapse of civilization may have already begun.”

Few have underscored the threat more than student climate activist Greta Thunberg and Green New Deal sponsor Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The latter said, “The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” Says Thunberg in her new book, “Around 2030 we will be in a position to set off an irreversible chain reaction beyond human control that will lead to the end of our civilization as we know it.”

Sometimes, scientists themselves make apocalyptic claims…

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Blown Away: Counting the Colossal Cost of Cleaning Up ‘Clean’ Energy’s Monstrous Mess

STOP THESE THINGS

Giant industrial wind turbines have an economic lifespan around 15 years, after which the chances are that they’ll be left to rust in some idiot’s back paddock.

Decommissioning these things properly at a sizeable wind farm would run into the hundreds of millions. Then there’s the toxic waste.

Already, thousands of 45-70m blades are being ground up and mixed with concrete used in the bases of other turbines erected later or simply dumped in landfill. Which should worry locals: the plastics in the blades are highly toxic, and contain Bisphenol A, which is so dangerous to health that the European Union and Canada have banned it.

Following that theme, Tony Thomas takes us on a tour of our wonderful wind powered future.

Inherit the Wind
Quadrant Online
Tony Thomas
7 November 2019

It’s good to know that wind turbine blades are a bird’s best friend, or something like…

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Victoria Falls Drying Up–Latest BBC Fake News

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By Paul Homewood

h/t Jonathan Hayles

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-50549711/could-victoria-falls-dry-up

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“The effects of severe drought and climate change are having an impact on one of the world’s great natural wonders, Victoria Falls”, claims the BBC.

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