Dutch analysis finds wind power is a ‘money pit with virtually no merit of CO2 emission reduction or fossil fuel saving’

A Dutch analysis finds that wind energy reduces emissions and fossil fuel use by a maximum of only 1.6% compared to directly generating energy from fossil fuels.

Furthermore, the study finds that with large wind installations, power is often wasted since the electricity grid cannot always absorb the intermittent supply, resulting in more fossil fuel consumption than directly generating power from fossil fuels. Thus, the study concludes, “wind developments are a money pit with virtually no merit in terms of the intended goal of CO2 emission reduction or fossil fuel saving.”

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2 responses to “Dutch analysis finds wind power is a ‘money pit with virtually no merit of CO2 emission reduction or fossil fuel saving’

  1. I must tell this to my old friend Don Quixote, it will cheer him up immensely.

  2. Since i have some real life experience in the use of Wind Turbines I have to say that these are a great source of DC power to keep Batteries charged in homes or sail boats cruising to isolated islands which I have done for years. On a large commercial wind farm it has been proven that the power generated that goes into the power grid is greatly over rated and very costly hence the decline of Spain’s huge Wind Turbine experience. now followed by Germany deciding to back off as well.
    Fossil fuel power plants that get some adjunct power from a wind farm still has to keep their turbines spinning at full power though maybe with less fuel if the winds are howling out side.
    People who are looking for cheap electricity might want to find a fast moving stream in the wilderness and build a turbine that is turned by the force of water-much heavier than air. Connect it to a DC generator to keep a large battery bank charged.

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