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Friday, January 07, 2011

Where's that wind power when you need it?

Nowhere, says this article on the failure of wind power in England during the recent cold spell:

Despite high demand for electricity as people shivered at home over Christmas, most of the 3,000 wind turbines around Britain stood still due to a lack of wind.

Even yesterday , when conditions were slightly breezier, wind farms generated just 1.8 per cent of the nation’s electricity — less than a third of usual levels.

The failure of wind farms to function at full tilt during December forced energy suppliers to rely on coal-fired power stations to keep the lights on — meaning more greenhouse gases were produced.

Carolee Adams of the Eagle Forum also sent me this link to an article about a certain governor of a northeastern state who is pushing a cap-and-trade scheme to build offshore windmills.

If Chris Christie ever hopes to make a move on the national scene, he'd better drop that  cap-and-trade scheme that would fund a hugely expensive farm of these windmills.

If the Governor goes ahead with it, that could be the first "too big to fail" plan that actually fails.

And with snow falling outside my window as I write, I'd also suggest that this winter will mark the moment when a whole lot of politicians decide the greenhouse-gas fad has run its course.

Source: blog.nj.com 

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