Folks who happily promote the industrial wind business often point to Europe … except, of course, when the news about their product is bad – which is increasingly the case.
And, that being the case, you’re not likely to find UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s statement that UK on-shore wind projects have been “over subsidised and wasteful of public money” headlining the pro wind blogs.
The PM’s comment was in response to a letter sent by some 100 members of Parliament telling the Prime Minister that, “In these financially straitened times, we think it is unwise to make consumers pay, through taxpayer subsidy, for inefficient and intermittent energy production that typifies onshore wind turbines.”
With our own exploding debt, you would think our own members of Congress and, especially the White House, would draw the same conclusion? But, as we said in a recent post, some legislators wish to continue to borrow money from the Chinese to fill the pockets of the wind profiteers. The Administration, for their part, seem to have green shades for eyelids.
PM Cameron still seems to support industrial wind stating that industrial wind will “ shutter old coal stations” and replace them with “greener” energy like wind” thus reducing greenhouse emissions. What the Prime Minister seems to ignore is the growing evidence that, in fact, industrial wind fails to replace fossil fuels.
But, even as PM Cameron claims to support industrial wind, his action to reduce subsidies will be a nail in the coffin for this subsidy dependent energy hobo. Lacking taxpayer funding and legislation demanding their use, this horribly poor performing energy impostor will no longer bring profit to investors and the wind hustlers will simply move on to another scam.
Further, PM Cameron’s decision to support an act which “will give local communities a greater say over issues like wind turbines,” when combined with his position on subsidy reduction could prove disastrous to the wind business. Industrial wind is proving more and more unpopular with more and more folks becoming NIMBYS as a result of industrial wind’s expansion. It is easy to criticize a NIMBY, until you become one!
All in all, it seems our our suggestion that, “the greatest threat to the wind industry’s growth is, in fact, the wind industry’s growth,” is playing out, across the planet. Why, well … industrial wind just won’t work!