Wind Sucks

Wind power has been available at no charge for millenia.

Why have humans been digging up coal, at a vast cost including widespread human mortality, for thousands of years?

Story here: Wind power bailout coming?

Wind installations drop 71% in the first half — and the forecast past 2010 looks dreary

“The U.S. wind industry is in distress,” a top renewable energy advocate said Tuesday, and the situation appears as though it could get worse.

Denise Bode, chief executive of the American Wind Energy Assn., said that without a national renewable energy standard, investment and interest in wind projects past 2010 would be headed for a free fall.

Despite more than 5.5 gigawatts under construction, the number of installations this year will still end up 25% to 45% below 2009 levels, according to a new report from the group. And beyond that, there’s a yawning hole in the queue for planned projects.

The first half of the year saw just 1,239 new megawatts come online, a 57% plunge from the same period in 2008 and a 71% drop from last year. Only two new manufacturing plants were built, compared to seven in 2008 and five in 2009.

Even with 2009’s record-breaking year-end total of more than 10,000 megawatts, the U.S. is trailing Europe and China, Bode said. The wild swings in installations also lead to layoffs and distrust of the industry.


2 Responses

  1. Thanks for some great information. You seem to have a lot of facts that will help others understand the whole climate chnage issue

  2. Hi, Paul, thanks for your comment.

    I am not an expert on this topic. I have read hundreds of blog posts, dozens of articles like the one above, and 4 books on this topic.

    However, my opinion is my own opinion; and it was never solicited by government. As such, you will find my opinion more useful than that of any 100 government sponsored scientists combined.

    The plain obvious fact which is often overlooked is that “green” energy is used almost exclusively when it is heavily subsidized by government.

    Government has subsidized scientists to give it permission to subsidize “green” energy; true science, data and facts notwithstanding. This is what our government has become. It is long past time to change this.

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