Category Archives: Wind Power

Britain becalmed………

As received – see link: Britain Becalmed: Turbines across the UK are at a STANDSTILL after wind ‘disappears’ for a week causing a two-year low in electricity production A lack of wind in the UK for the last week has … Continue reading

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Link received re. offshore wind……..

See: http://www.youris.com/energy/energy-grid/offshore-wind-farms-too-much-energy-is-lost-in-cables.kl An engineer’s comment: There are significant costs associated with transmitting electricity over long distances which apply to both offshore and  onshore sites.  Power losses over long distances can be quite significant and most large scale interconnectors transmit DC … Continue reading

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Re. Wind Energys Absurd website….link https://www.facebook.com/WindEnergysAbsurd/?hc_ref=ARTgD61fEypoRoQvJZ8ueLSZXkgGVWgbECtn8CE6ZRHeNJWSoOOMU7cF0ATffIM__20&fref=nf for excellent info.

Please visit Wind Energy’s Absurd  · 14 mins ·  When we hear SNP politicians prattling on about the islands being given special consideration in respect of CfDs; when we hear Claire Perry rattling on about it too; when you read about one … Continue reading

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Developing Nations Need Coal

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By Paul Homewood ? Eureporter, a Brussels based European multimedia news platform, while claiming to be “independent”, is in reality a pretty tame, EU supporting website. Which makes this report…

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Inevitable Transition: End to Subsidies Spells Armageddon for Ageing Wind Turbines in Europe

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With wind power subsidies drying up across Europe, the prospects for RE rent seekers look bleaker than ever. It seems like only yesterday, that we were told that wind power was cheaper than coal,…

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Wind Energy: Part-Time Power – Full-Time Failure: Brand New Turbines Falling Apart

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Wind power isn’t a serious energy source, it’s a serious joke. In the absence of massive subsidies, the wind industry wouldn’t exist. Battling to deliver part-time power, it’s been a full-time failure. Self-combusting, throwing…

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Can Batteries Solve The Intermittency Problem?

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? By Paul Homewood ? ? The wind turbines outside Stirling Castle (Getty) There seems to have been a certain amount of interest in adding battery storage systems to wind…

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