Category Archives: Wind

Germany at 67% renewable penetration?

I thought not! Because science media reports records, that one day when Solar + Wind hit 67% penetration in Germany, the consistently low performance of renewables in Germany is forgotten: and this is despite the enormous money put into renewables … Continue reading

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Material inputs

We have energy choices to make. These are the inputs required EVERY SINGLE DAY if we choose wind, solar, or nuclear. (Also remember we have to do wind again in 25 years, where nukes last 60 to 80 years). WIND … Continue reading

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Another renewable limit: LAND V POPULATION

Another renewable limit is GEOPOLITICAL. (I love renewables and this is painful to admit). Many smaller countries with large populations simply *cannot* power themselves. When one considers how diffuse wind and solar are, there is simply NOT ENOUGH LAND for … Continue reading

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Wind turbines start bushfires?

    CAPE JERVIS – Do you call the CFS in the event of a wind turbine fire? While it might seem like the right thing to do, according to group officer for the Southern Fleurieu CFS Mr Greg Crawford, … Continue reading

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Wind energy – storing the power

A new contender against nuclear? Wind energy – storing the power There are two big problems with wind turbines. One is cost. The other is the variable nature of wind. It doesn’t always blow when there is demand for power. … Continue reading

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Con With The Wind – Official Trailer

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Wind kills birds

Here’s what scientists have to say about Spanish vulture deaths : Carrete, M et al (2009) “Large Scale Risk-Assessment of Wind-Farms on Population Viability of a Globally Endangered Long-Lived Raptor”, Biological Conservation doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2009.07.027 Recent research paper looking at effects of … Continue reading

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