Wind power makes 0% of world energy

Many thanks to Axel Westrenius in Australia! This article makes a pig’s breakfast out of the deceptive wind industry propaganda. It points out that it would need 350,000 new giant wind turbines a year to meet the 2% increase in global energy demand every year for the past fifty years. In 2016 the International Energy Agency calculated that renewables produce 0.46% of global energy consumption, solar and tide combined provide 0.35%. It makes the key point that energy consumption means electric plus solid, liquid and gaseous fuel needed for heavy industry. It points out that the wind industry propaganda is cynically deceptive. For example it claims that 14% of energy comes from renewables, but 75% of this comes from burning sticks, logs and dung. Millions of poor people try to keep alive in this way, many fail and die of starvation. Wind turbines are close ot the Betz limit and cannot become more efficient. In fact they are laughably inefficient as my daily figures on this blog have shown for almost a year. To manufacture their magnets they need rare minerals, the process produces a tremendous amount of toxicity and radioactive waste. Their hollow towers are made of steel, and their huge bases are made of concrete. Both materials are made largely by burning coal. Steel needs coal to make it into an alloy and needs coal for Bessemer converters and so on. So a huge amount of coal is burned in manufacturing 350,000 new turbines a year, pouring vast amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The figures on show that turbines contribute about 7% plus or minus 1% of the demand for electricity in the three countries of Britain, plus Ulster. In Wales, with its lower wind, the figure is about 2% plus or minus about 1% of elctricity demand in Wales. The vitally important point is that electricty demand is a small fraction of total demand, made up of electricity, solid, liquid and gaseous fuel used in heavy industry. So the contribution of wind turbines to total demand is entirely negligible, close to zero, as the article points out. As Squire in this area I demand that the turbines and solar panels be removed, and those responsible prosecuted for huge environmental damage. I have overwhelming support among the people. No one wants wind turbines with the exception of an incompetent and remote “minister” who just reads out wind industry propaganda. The minister clearly does not understand science. The electoral system is completely undemocratic, so the ancient system of government is just as valid.

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Matt Ridley: Wind power makes 0% of world energy

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It’s all in how you spin it. Supra-zoogle-watts of new wind power capacity was added last year. Wind and solar grew faster than fossil fuels. There are now 341,000 wind turbinesaround the world! Thus do Meaningless Big-Numbers flow.

Instead Matt Ridley gets down to the small numbers that tell us what is going on: Wind Turbines are neither clean nor green.

The Spectator: Here’s a quiz; no conferring. To the nearest whole number, what percentage of the world’s energy consumption was supplied by wind power in 2014, the last year for which there are reliable figures? Was it 20 per cent, 10 per cent or 5 per cent? None of the above: it was 0 per cent. That is to say, to the nearest whole number, there is still no wind power on Earth.

Key Renewable Trends IEA 2016

The only renewables superstars are those you never hear about — wood and hydro:

Their trick is to hide behind the statement that close to 14 per cent of the world’s energy is renewable, with the implication that this is wind and solar. In fact the vast majority — three quarters — is biomass (mainly wood), and a very large part of that is ‘traditional biomass’; sticks and logs and dung burned by the poor in their homes to cook with. Those people need that energy, but they pay a big price in health problems caused by smoke inhalation.

…world energy demand has been growing at about 2 per cent a year for nearly 40 years.

If wind turbines were to supply all of that growth but no more, how many would need to be built each year? The answer is nearly 350,000, since a two-megawatt turbine can produce about 0.005 terawatt-hours per annum.

So we’d have to build 350,000 wind turbines every year just to keep up with the growth in electricity demand each year.

To be fair, apparently wind power generates nearly 5% of Australia’s total energy, which is at the same time, pretty remarkable, and also maybe why manufacturing here is dying.

Here’s a meanginless small number:

Portugal ran for four days straight once on renewable energy alone. Four whole days!

Read the whole article Wind Turbines are neither clean nor green.


IEA Key Renewable Trends, 2016


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