Harvard: Wind power will create significant warming of 0.24C, plus eat up 5 to 20x more land than thought

  The down side to wind power Wind farms will cause more environmental impact than previously thought BY Leah Burrows When it comes to energy production, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, unfortunately. As the world begins its large-scale transition toward low-carbon energy sources, it is vital that the pros and cons of each…

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The costs and fallibility of UK Weather Dependent Renewables 2017 – 2018

Guest essay by Ed Hoskins Introduction The Weather Dependent Renewables industry has deluded itself, its Green [political] supporters and defrauded the public at large, by not admitting to the detrimental impact of the massive capacity and thus performance / cost differentials between Weather Dependent Renewables and reliable fossil fuel or nuclear power generation. It is…

President Trump Mocks Subsidised Wind Energy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Breitbart – “That’s the end of that windmill” – a video clip of President Trump mocking wind power, criticising the ongoing green mass murder of birds, and miming shooting a wind turbine at a New York Fundraiser. Why Windmills are the Worst — by @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/t5WqMu9hSe — Charlie Spiering…

The cost of offshore wind power: worse than we thought

By Andrew Montford A few days ago, the BBC’s Roger Harrabin mentioned a new suggestion that instead of cutting up redundant oil rigs, we should simply sink them to the bottom of the sea, where they would become artificial reefs that would encourage a flourishing of marine flora and fauna. Observant readers of his Twitter feed…

Study: living near wind turbines is annoying

From the AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS and the “don’t mind the subaudible swooshing, you’ll get used to it” department comes this study that confirms what we already know; living near wind turbines is annoying. Does living near wind turbines negatively impact human health? Some people report sleep disturbances from wind turbines’ audible and subaudible noise; researchers…

Bad news for wind power: globally, winds are slowing

Of course, global warming, the universal boogey man, gets the blame Near-surface wind speeds over landmasses across the planet have dropped by as much as 25% since the 1970s, and climate scientists are taking note. Michael Lucy reports. The wind isn’t what it used to be. Scientists say surface wind speeds across the planet have fallen…

NOAA/NWS document: wind turbines affect weather radar, create false storm impressions

From the Watertown Daily News, and the “law of unintended consequences” department comes an inconvenient truth from the National Weather Service, that upon further investigation appears to be a nationwide problem for the WSR-88D doppler weather radar network used to predict, track, and analyze severe weather. According to NOAA’s Radar operations center, forecasters are faced…