We have spent some time preparing a submission to the Australian Senate Enquiry into Wind Farms. We seek your help in spreading this information around. The facts are applicable world wide.
A brief summary appears below.
For a pdf of the full report with pictures and all the gory and depressing details see:
Please download it, print copies for your kids, grandkids, uncles and in-laws (colour copies are better). Give copies to the local science teacher or email to your local politicians and media. Or just forward this email to your contacts. We have to expose the myths and dangers of green power.
Already we have escalating power costs.
Soon we will be in danger of blackouts or compulsory electricity rationing for consumers.
Why Wind Won't Work?
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A Submission from the Carbon Sense Coalition to the Australian Senate Enquiry into Wind Farms.
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Why are governments still mollycoddling wind power?
There is no proof that wind farms reduce carbon dioxide emissions and it is ludicrous to believe that a few windmills in Australia are going to improve global climate.
Such wondrous expressions of green faith put our politicians on par with those who believe in the tooth fairy.
The wind is free but wind power is far from it. Its cost is far above all conventional methods of generating electricity.
Tax payers funding this "Wind Welfare" and consumers paying the escalating power bills are entitled to demand proof.
Not only is there no climate justification for wind farms, but they are also incapable of supplying reliable or economical power.
It is also surprising those who claim to be defenders of the environment can support this monstrous desecration of the environment.
Wind power is so dilute that to collect a significant quantity of wind energy will always require thousands of gigantic towers each with a massive concrete base and a network of interconnecting heavy duty roads and transmission lines. It has a huge land footprint.
Then the operating characteristics of turbine and generator mean that only a small part of the wind's energy can be captured.
Finally, when they go into production, wind turbines slice up bats and eagles, disturb neighbours, reduce property values and start bushfires.
Wind power is intermittent, unreliable and hard to predict. To cover the total loss of power when the wind drops or blows too hard, every wind farm needs a conventional back-up power station (commonly gas-fired) with capacity of twice the design capacity of the wind farm to even out the sudden fluctuations in the electricity grid. This adds to the capital and operating costs and increases the instability of the network.
Why bother with the wind farm – just build the backup and achieve lower costs and better reliability?
There is no justification for continuing the complex network of state and federal subsidies, mandates and tax breaks that currently underpin construction of wind farms in Australia. If wind power is sustainable it will be developed without these financial crutches.
Wind power should compete on an equal basis with all other electricity generation options.
Carbon Sense” is a newsletter produced by the Carbon Sense Coalition, an Australian based organisation which opposes waste of resources, opposes pollution, and promotes the rational and sustainable use of carbon energy and carbon food.
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