Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Liberals wake up to wind farm scam in South Australia

At last the South Australian Liberals have woken up to the scams allowed by Mike Rann & continued by Premier Jay Weatherall with regard to wind farm development. Opposition spokesman David Ridgeway announces an investigation into the cost of wind energy and the health aspects of living close to the turbines, with the view of limiting wind farm development. They are on the right track to embarrass Labor. SA reportedly produces 20% of its electricity from wind farms, BUT it is not clear in their announcements whether they are talking about theoretical capacity to produce, or actual generation...such important points vanish amongst the SPIN used to promote wind farms, which operate ca 25% of rated capacity, due to the intermittent nature of wind.
I have written about the problem before: "Disadvantage of using wind energy"
Another important writing is:
"Myths about renewable energy" by T Cardwell