Plain Stupid: The Only Thing Dumber Than Wind Power Is Offshore Wind Power

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Wind power comes with a staggering price tag, taking these things out to sea sends those costs into orbit: intermittent offshore wind power is six times the cost of gas-fired power that’s always available on demand.

Placing giant industrial wind turbines miles offshore is costly enough, but the rising costs of attempting to maintain them (and the transmission cables connecting them) in a highly corrosive marine environment are positively punitive.

So much so, that even the grandest of offshore plans have hit the skids, as Robert Bryce details below.

Scuttled Offshore Wind Plans Are Good News For Ratepayers, North Atlantic Right Whales
Forbes
Robert Bryce
18 November 2022

The hype about offshore wind energy keeps getting scuttled by reality. That’s the clear conclusion from last month’s announcement that Spanish utility company, Avangrid, was halting work on the proposed 1,200-megawatt Commonwealth Wind project because it was “no longer viable.” The…

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  1. Alloyt00 (@alloyt00)
    Dec 16, 2022 @ 06:58:03

    This may appear like a silly question.

    The way I see it turbines extracting energy from the wind must reduce the carrying capacity of the wind, inhibit the movement of water vapour at well as seeds and pollen? Aside from the carnage of birds, bats and insects, could there be some unintended consequences there.

    Great big off shore windfarm inhibiting coastal rain showers?

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  2. Chris Morris
    Dec 16, 2022 @ 07:15:36

    Paul Homewood shows from published accounts that offshore wind is a lot more expensive than the propents claim. And it it is getting dearer.
    https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2022/12/15/another-cheap-windfarm-turning-out-expensive/

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