Wind power around the world: is the fantasy wearing thin?
The reports of wind power generation projects being refused or declined is on the increase, despite the global wind energy massive PR campaign to make it appear otherwise. Here is a selection of stories from this weekend. Note the identical response from the wind developers–this would have been GOOD for you! There would have been jobs! (For ten minutes…)
Two Ohio wind “farms” now on hold as setback rules changed; one project would now have just seven turbines out of 50 proposed, while the other would be left with just 3 from 75. Hell of a drop. Story here.
Scotland council rejects plans for 50-turbine wind power development; potential benefits do not outweigh “unacceptable impact on tourism.” Story here.
Taxpayer funded wind turbine scrapped: produced $10CAD worth of power a months after thousands of taxpayer dollars spent. “It beggars belief,” was one comment. Story here.
Once again, if only a cost-benefit analysis had ever been done for wind power in Ontario, the truth would be out: wind power makes no sense, economically and it does not fulfill the environmental promises made for it.