Wind And Solar Power Will Cause An Energy Crisis By 2015
A new report produced jointly by the Adam Smith Institute (ASI) and Scientific Alliance warns of the dangers for secure and reliable power supplies if the government continues the folly of believing that renewables work, and that renewables are not economically viable without the never ending huge Green taxation and subsidies.
The technologies of wind and solar power simply do not work:
Wind and solar power are not as renewable as they ought to be, doing little to reduce carbon emissions. For wind power to be a successful energy source, the investment in turbines has to be matched by large-scale conventional back-up generating capacity, rendering CO2 reduction has rather modest. With wind power, energy cannot be stored long enough not to require back-up generators. Intermittency will often prove detrimental.
Last winter when it was too cold for the bird choppers to work, the wind farms actually consumed more electricity than they produced, fortunately conventional power stations however, continued to generate power as usual.
If Britain had only renewables then the country would have frozen in the dark.
Renewable energy will be expensive for the consumer through higher electricity prices. The generation of renewable energy is already 28% below an already reduced target. To avoid an energy capacity crisis in the future, nuclear and gas sources would be the best option. Despite being subsidised more in the UK than other European countries, many wind farms are not built due to an inability to connect them to the Grid.
Both wind and solar power would be inefficient to satisfy the energy demands of the country. In order for wind farms to become a viable commercial option, they would have to rely heavily upon governmental subsidies. The capacity of wind farms would be 25%. The operational life for wind farms is only 20 years.
Renewable energy will always be prohibitively expensive and never be economically viable without huge subsidies from tax payers, this has proved to be way globally.
The businesses and people of Britain have literally found this out to their cost, as energy bills have continued to soar and Climate Change Minister Chris Huhne lied to Parliament and the people of Britain about the true cost of Huhne’s Green obsession.
“For too long, we have been told that heavy investment in uneconomic renewable energy was not only necessary but would provide a secure future electricity supply. The facts actually show that current renewable technologies are incapable of making a major contribution to energy security and – despite claims to the contrary – have only limited potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Consumers have a right to expect government to place high priority on a secure, affordable energy supply. It seems that ministers have not yet realised the need to invest in more nuclear and gas generating capacity if the electorate is not to be badly let down.”
It is time to abandon the stupidity of CO2 emissions targets and concentrate on reliable and affordable energy for people and business.
Posted on December 14, 2011, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Global Warming, Green Lies, Renewables and tagged Green Taxation, Solar Power, Wind Farm. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.