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South Australia’s wind energy crisis & state wide blackout were foreseeable – and foreseen

From the “it’s a 50 year storm I tell you” department, comes this interesting find by Larry Hamlin. While apologists rush to blame “climate change enhanced severe weather” for failure of the grid in South Australia, Hamlin finds that this problem with wind turbine farms maintaining frequency and causing a blackout was foreseen and published. If only…

This is an example of an offshore wind farm.
CREDIT Kim Hansen, Creative Commons

Study: Wind power fiercer than expected

As US’ first offshore wind farm takes root, study indicates wind may be more powerful, turbulent than expected University of Delaware researchers report in a new study that offshore wind may be more powerful, yet more turbulent than expected in the North Eastern United States. The findings, published in a paper in theJournal of Geophysical…

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Brexit: Siemens Freezes New Wind Power Projects

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t mwhite – Siemens has frozen new British wind power projects, until the post Brexit relationship with the European Union is negotiated. Siemens freezes new UK wind power investment following Brexit vote German energy firm will not make fresh plans until the UK’s European relationship becomes clearer, but existing manufacturing…

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British Renewables Chief: “England is not Windy Enough”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The British CEO of RenewableUK, the British Wind Industry Trade Association, thinks England is not windy enough to justify building any more onshore wind turbines. England is not windy enough to justify building any more onshore wind turbines, the chief executive of wind industry trade body has admitted. Hugh McNeal,…