This mucking around with turbines all adds to the cost of something that is nothing more than a hoax, which would all be pretty funny if it wasn't subsidised by the public purse
The Recorder Editorial Staff
As new information surfaces, and the lack of supporting information becomes increasingly clear, this economically flawed industry is being exposed for the exploitive operation it is — one that makes a whole lot of money by robbing taxpayers in the form of public subsidizing of its construction, and then selling the power back to consumers at premium prices.
The idea of Green Credits is akin to two pack a day smokers buying clean lung credits from non smokers! Unless we begin to curb our use, all these huge farms do is make us feel better about our gluttony.
Dr. John Etherington
Wind power is becoming one of the most scandalous planning issues of our time, guided in England, Wales and Scotland by advice documents which presume in favour of the industry almost irrespective of public feeling
If wind were a perfect resource, it would blow all the time. It doesn’t. That’s one of the principal flaws of this initiative.
In green terms windmills are a mistake and economically make no sense. . . Many of us thought wind was the 100 per cent solution for the future but we were wrong. In fact, taking all energy needs into account it is only a 3 per cent solution.
The current hype surrounding wind energy is just that and is a costly distraction from securing clean energy that is also reliable.
Christine Real de Azua
You really don't count on wind energy as capacity. It is different from other technologies because it can't be dispatched.
In years to come the summit [Badenoch Corbett] could well offer close-up views of the pointlessly spinning giant turbines, the windmills of a spin-addicted government that chooses to ignore the growing evidence that this kind of renewable is next to useless in terms of combating carbon gas emissions
Faith-based initiatives like windpower symbolize the imaginative lacuna now at the heart of our national energy policy.
Gov. Jim Douglas (VT)
If we were to put an industrial turbine on every (suitable) location it doesn't add up to enough energy to justify impairment of our ridgelines. We need to maintain our tourist economy and our quality of life.
Nicholas Ratti Jr.
What they [wind turbines] are now is a parasite on the grid. When the windmill doesn't feel like turning, the grid has to pick up the slack
They [industrial wind plants] make no economic sense and the cost is passed on to the consumer or taxpayer. If they are to proceed it can only be done where they don't do any damage.
There is also the need to overcome outdated perceptions about different forms of energy, such as “coal is dirty”, “nuclear power is unsafe” and wind and wave can “save the world” (without doing any environmental damage). These perceptions are political bunkum, and it is depressing to see the Liberal Democrats, and even the Conservatives, pandering to such misinformation for cheap gain.
Wind farms don't live up to the hype that they are an environmental saviour and a serious alternate energy source and the effect they can have on their neighbours are so serious it means they should not be allowed to get away with the exaggerated claims, their claims are fraudulent.
WIND farms are a "complete fraud'' that "only exist on taxpayer subsidies''.
Throughout my experience, I could not substantiate a single claim developers made for industrial wind energy, including the one justifying its existence: that massive wind installations would meaningfully reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
Wind turbines generate much more cash than they do electricity.
Professor Saiful Islam
If we don’t develop an efficient way of storing energy from renewable sources like wind and solar power, then it will be the equivalent of a water company only supplying tap water when it’s raining.
Londonderry recognizes industrial wind energy for what it really is - an unreliable and very very modest energy source masquerading as a solution for global warming with significant costs to the town’s environment, economy and quality of life.