The bad news from slicer-and-dicers just keeps rolling in.
- Article describes lack of CO2 benefit while running up cost of electricity in Minnesota
- Description of environmental cost of building a wind tower
10/15/17 – Powerline – “Green” Energy Fails Every Test – Minnesota is touted as a model of green energy. With around $15 billion poured into wind power, the state is a good example of the damage from green.
More wind is produced in spring and fall, which does not correlate to when more electricity is needed, which is summer and winter.
So how has that $15,000,000,000 dumped into bird chopping turbines turned out?
CO2 emissions from the state, according to a new study, have only declined slightly. The drop during 2 years was due to an accident that took a coal plant off-line. Other than that, the drop is CO2 has been minor; nothing like what was supposed to happen with all that wind power.
Main reason is wind is very unreliable. When those slice-and-dicers aren’t producing, the energy comes from backup coal plants. So when there is little wind and high demand in the summer and winter, where does the extra electricity come from?