Wind Energy Is Extraordinarily Expensive And Inefficient

Russ Steele

Global Warming Policy Foundation Press Release:

London, 6 August: The Global Warming Policy Foundations has warned policy makers that wind energy is an extraordinarily expensive and inefficient way of reducing CO2 emissions. In fact, there is a significant likelihood that annual CO2 emissions could be greater under the Government’s current wind strategy than under an alternative Gas scenario.

Professor Gordon Hughes (University of Edinburgh), on behalf of the GWPF, has also assessed the likely impact of wind power on household energy bills.

In his economic analysis, submitted by the GWPF to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee, Prof Hughes concludes that meeting the Government’s target for renewable generation would increase households electricity bills by 40-60% by 2020.

You can read the rest HERE, including a link to down load the full report. From our perspective , CARB has invested in wind power and has made it part of the renewable mandate, thus rate payers will have to accept the increased costs of wind energy, we are a capture audience. The only solution is to get rid of CARB and revoke AB-32. To do they we need an administration change and that if not likely anytime soon, in the mean time CA businesses will become less competitive and they will be seeking lower cost business locations. As the energy costs increase, more jobs will be leaving the state.

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One Response to Wind Energy Is Extraordinarily Expensive And Inefficient

  1. Arthur M. Day. says:

    24/7 availability is even more important than cost. And ye wynde bloweth where it listeth.

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