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How To Make Wind And Solar Appear Cheaper

Another wind turbine destroyed by the wind it is supposed to harvest.

Another wind turbine destroyed by the wind it is supposed to harvest.

It is no secret that the Green dream of wind and solar energy cannot survive without huge Green taxation in the form of subsidies on all energy bills, the minute that there is talk of subsidy cuts the whole renewables industry goes into meltdown, if you need proof just look at Big Wind in the USA screaming when the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) that subsidies American Wind looked like it would not be renewed, or Britain where solar energy companies are suing the Government for cutting the subsidies paid for electricity generated by solar panels.

Any industry that is based on tax payer subsidy is not a real economically viable business, it is little different from any nationalized enterprise or government department, funded by the bottom less pit of the tax payer wallet.

Wind and solar are expensive, heavily over subsidized by governments because they are supposedly Green, and like a junkie, will never kick their subsidy habit, if you need further proof then consider how many years wind farms have been kept alive by the PTC in the United States, which started in 1992.

A recent study of wind farms in Britain and Denmark has concluded that the operational life of a wind turbine is only 50% of that quoted by the manufacturers, with governments and energy planners basing their projections on 25 year life spans the cost of the wind farm has just doubled.

All these inconvenient truths about renewables are recognized by the warming alarmists who now want to factor in the cost of burning fossil fuels, that could have been used instead for petrochemicals, to make renewable energy look cheaper: Read the rest of this entry

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There Is No Link Between Rising Temperatures And Increased Rainfall

Graphs show Total Precipitation (TP), Wet Days (WD) and Precipitation Intensity (Pi)  for the Trentino-South Tyrol region of the European Alps

Graphs show Total Precipitation (TP), Wet Days (WD) and Precipitation Intensity (Pi) for the Trentino-South Tyrol region of the European Alps

Anyone who lives in, or has visited Britain in the last 6 months will be aware that it has rained here a lot, the 40 days and nights of biblical misery does not even come close to the amount of rain that has fallen on the country.

No doubt about it, 2012 was one of the wettest years ever recorded, another potentially doom laden record that has naturally been grabbed by the doomsayers of Climate Change religion as irrefutable proof of Anthropogenic Global Warming.

Viewers of Sky News last night were treated to a warmist scientist pontificating about the endless rain being caused by Climate Change and rising temperatures, while conveniently ignoring the fact that even the UK Met Office has acknowledged, global temperatures have remained static for the last 16 years: Read the rest of this entry

IPCC And Rajendra Pachauri’s Ever Shifting Armageddon Date

Dr Rajendra Pachauri head of the UN IPCC Climate Scientist, Railway Engineer or Politician? h/t climategate.com for the cartoon

This post was originally going to have the title “IPCC – Is Rajendra Pachauri Full Of Shit?”

Punchy and possibly faintly amusing, the problems here are two fold, in the first instance it’s largely rhetorical and secondly Al Gore has cornered the market on fecal matter derivatives and Globull Warming.

In common with the vast majority of those employed at the IPCC, their Leader Dr Rajendra Pachauri is not a Climate Scientist, neither is he unbelievably a researcher for Greenpeace or the WWF, he is in fact a Railway Engineer who has presided over one of the biggest scientific scams since Piltdown Man: Read the rest of this entry