Farmers ‘Hosting’ Wind Turbines Face Massive Clean Up Bills & Other Legal Liability

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wind turbine host

When the wind industry fiasco inevitable grinds to a halt sometime in the next decade, those that entertained it – be it dimwitted farmers who traded 30 pieces of silver to destroy their communities or the local governments that rubber stamped the DAs that permitted it – are going to be left with a monumental clean up bill.

Hence the move in Britain to force (deliberately worthless) wind power outfits to set aside hundreds of £millions to remove the rusting wreckage when the subsidies run out and/or these things collapse or fail:

Brits to Force £2 Wind Power Outfits to Hold £Millions in Reserve to Pay Damages to Victims & for Decommissioning

The Draft Bill (the subject of the post above) aimed at ensuring that wind farm victims can collect their damages claims; and that the whole pointless mess is cleaned up is available here: Public Nuisance from Wind Farms…

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Farmers ‘Hosting’ Wind Turbines Face Massive Clean Up Bills & Other Legal Liability

Renewable Industry’s Giant Battery Claims Unplugged

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South Australia’s head count mounts …

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With Californian carpet-bagger, Elon Musk swooping on South Australia to scoop up as much as he can of the $550 million its hapless Labor government is about to squander on non-fixes for its self-inflicted wind power disaster, it’s time to put pen to paper to work out just how risible is SA’s plan to rely on giant batteries. Here’s Paul Miskelly and Tom Quirk crunching the numbers.

South Australia – a Renewable State?
Watts up with that?
Paul Miskelly and Tom Quirk
15 March 2017

With $90 billion spent on batteries and 4,000 MW of more wind farms, South Australia could be a totally renewable state, at least for electricity.

South Australia along with one or two other states has been described by Al Gore as the canary in the coal mine for climate change and renewable energy. This interesting comparison was rewarded…

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Wind Farm Mass Attack: Wind Turbines Collapsing & Combusting Around the World

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firey-blade ‘Enemy action’? – Missaukee County, USA

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The number of cases involving turbines collapsing, self immolating or throwing their blades to the four winds (aka “component liberation”) has become so common that, if we were a tad cynical, we would go so far to suggest the possibility of some kind of pattern, along the lines proffered by Mr Bond’s nemesis, Goldfinger: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times it’s enemy action”.

This collection of stories from the US, UK, Germany and Canada suggests either enemy action or a product with a thoroughly hopeless design.

Missaukee County Wind Turbine Destroyed By Fire
9 and 10 News
Megan Atwood
21 December 2106

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Video transcript

“We got on scene to find heavy smoke and fire,” says Jay Deboer, deputy chief for the McBain Fire Department.

Fire way up at the top of a wind turbine.

We caught on camera the…

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The Criminal Cost of the Federal Government’s Obsession with Wind Power

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Person dumping money into a toilet bowl --- Image by © Rubberball/Corbis Compared to wind power – a canny investment…

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Alan Moran needs no intro for STT followers. Here’s another cracking piece, courtesy of Catallaxy Files

Billions wasted in economy sapping energy regulations
Catallaxy Files
Alan Moran
16 December 2016

Each year the energy regulator, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), publishes data on the make-up of electricity costs for households. This breaks down costs into three categories: environmental, regulated networks and wholesale/retail.

In Queensland federal environmental policies cost the average household $63 and state based schemes a further $128, adding 7 per cent to household electricity bills. NSW consumers get off more lightly: Commonwealth environmental schemes cost them $72 with state schemes a further $37. Victorians pay only $48 in subsidies for the Commonwealth schemes and $33 for the state schemes, while South Australians pay $62 for the Commonwealth schemes and $93 for those of the state government.

But these…

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The Criminal Cost of the Federal Government’s Obsession with Wind Power

Wind Industry Corruption in NSW: Maurice Newman Lifts the Lid

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Maurice Newman was the former head of Deutsche Bank, the ABC and ASX so you’d think he might know a thing or two about economics and business. Maurice doesn’t mince his words about these things: calling wind power “a crime against the people” (see our post here).

Maurice has also previously made the connection between spiralling power costs – being driven by the insanely expensive and utterly pointless Renewable Energy Target – and the death of manufacturing in Australia (see our post here).

Before Malcolm Turnbull’s coup did in Tony Abbott as PM, Maurice acted as chairman of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council.

One notable feature of Turnbull’s time in office is his reluctance to appear on Alan Jone’s Breakfast Show. Probably due to Jone’s ability to go for the jugular, it’s a case of Malcolm ‘Timid’ Turnbull.

On the eve of an election where…

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The Colossal Cost of Intermittent & Unreliable Wind Power

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yacht Do you think our lack of progress has something to do with the wind?

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There are 3 electricity essentials – that the power source and its delivery to homes and businesses be: 1) reliable; 2) secure; and 3) affordable. Which means that wind power – a wholly weather dependent power source, that can’t be stored and costs 3-4 times the cost of conventional power – scores NIL on all three counts.

Here is a brilliant analysis of just why wind power cannot be (and will never amount to) a meaningful power generation source.

Renewable Energy: The Question Of Capacity
Principia Scientific
Ed Hoskins
5 April 2016

Introduction
This article is concerned with the two main forms of weather dependent Renewable Energy, Wind Power (Onshore and Offshore) and Photovoltaic solar power.  In the UK this amounts to ~75% of all installed Renewable Energy.  The other renewable energy  inputs are traditional Hydro power…

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The Colossal Cost of Intermittent & Unreliable Wind Power