Tag Archives: wind

The Faults, Fallacies and Failures of Wind Power

Guest essay by Viv Forbes Wind power is not free. All natural energy resources such as coal, wind and sun appear “free” – no one has to incur costs to create them. But turning a “free” resource into usable electricity … Continue reading

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Oooops! (at least they didn’t name it ‘robust’)

So much for Endurance… From Louise Gray at The Telegraph: Wind turbine collapses in high wind A controversial 115ft wind turbine has collapsed after being hit by heavy winds. The £250,000 tower, which stood as tall as a ten storey … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News: NSIDC’s Dr. Walt Meier on this Arctic ice season

Guest post by Dr. Walt Meier, National Snow and Ice Data Center Winds, Temperatures, and Arctic Sea Ice Extent As the summer sea ice melt season gets into high gear, I thought I’d do a post on sea ice processes … Continue reading

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The Economist Provides Readers With Erroneous Information About Arctic Sea Ice

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” A June 16th article in the Economist “The vanishing north” states that; “Between now and early September, when the polar pack ice shrivels to its summer minimum, they will pore over the daily sea … Continue reading

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Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts, Heavy Snow to Hammer Northwest

For Immediate Release – AccuWeather News March 12, 2012 — State College, PA –As locations east of the Rockies experience Maylike warmth, residents in the Pacific Northwest are in for a stormy week. The first in a round of potent … Continue reading

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Windsplode in Scotland – plus some turbines can’t handle 50mph

I wonder what the incident frequency is for wind turbine fires versus say coal, hydro, or nuclear plants? From STV Scotland:

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The BBC Endeavours to Provide More Biased Coverage on Climate Change

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” The BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, has released a report on its coverage of climate change, that is based partly on “an independent review” by Steve Jones, a Genetics Professor at University College London … Continue reading

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