Wind Power: The Complete Joke That Just Isn’t Funny Anymore

STOP THESE THINGS

If it were only intended as a joke, wind power would be hilarious. However, the power pricing and supply calamity that follows any attempt to rely on sunshine and breezes tend to sober things up.

Random 3,000 to 4,000 MW wind power output collapses are at the heart of Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy debacle. The consequences of an obsession with subsidised wind and solar were as perfectly predictable, as they were perfectly avoidable. Power rationing is now routine and power prices are soaring out of control.

What’s depicted above – courtesy of Aneroid Energy – is the output delivered by Australian wind power outfits to the Eastern Grid last month. To describe wind power as a power generation system, given that kind of performance is not just delusional, it’s dangerous. Australia’s Eastern Grid is, literally, on the brink of collapse.

One of the few that gets it is, the…

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