Wind farms are “unreliable and this could leave the network dangerously exposed to blackouts.”

That’s the word from Australian state owned electricity generator Western Power, according to an article at Eco-Business.

Not only are they concerned that reliance on wind as a major power source could “increase the risk of blackouts during peak demand,” they think the “generous” annual contribution of “40 per cent for every megawatt hour of capacity a farm can generate” should be reduced by half, to better reflect their “intermittent nature.”

Of course, the renewable energy lobby, beneficiaries of the state’s “generosity,” warned reducing the handout would “cause project delays and uncertainty in the renewable market.”  But then, if the wind lobby actually served the market with an efficient, cost-effective, on-demand product, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion, would we?

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