On Mon, 13 May 2019 10:27:12 +0100, Chris Hogg wrote:
It does seem believable.
I have commented in the past about on-shore small turbine installations
which are obviously broken and not being repaired. I assume that the
subsidy structure doesn't encourage the repair/replacement of worn out or
broken wind turbines.
I can see by searching that since 2015 steps have been taken to reduce or
What I can't find so far is if a small wind turbine installation (the one
I'm thinking of has two small turbines) or larger single turbines receive
an ongoing subsidy even if they aren't contributing any energy (being
broken) or contributing minimal energy (one near us seems to be very
rarely turning, unlike another about 1/2 a mile away which is almost
So, are we paying for what are effective art installations to the fading
glory of wind power, or is some company (or individual) taking a big
financial hit over the cost of the original provision?
It would be interesting to see a review on the actual costs and returns of
small installations such as found on individual farms over the last 10
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I see no justification in paying for something that does not work. As
was said in the article, the subsidies removed risk, which means some
of these setups were never going to be viable or were bound to quickly
reach end-of-life. A good illustration of why subsidies are a bad idea.
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I'm sure all of that is true. What has it got to do with the accuracy
of the article on the status of renewable energy, which contains
plenty of links so that you can verify (or not, ATCMB) what the author
Your reply smells distinctly of an 'ad hominem' attack, ignoring what
is actually written, and much favoured by alarmists.
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