Five key reasons to pull plug on wind subsidies

Source: Five key reasons to pull plug on wind subsidies

“A major study of nearly 3,000 on-shore British wind farms found that the turbines have a very short –12- to 15-year–  operating life, not the 20- to 25-year lifespans applied in politicized government and industry projections. The report also concluded that a typical turbine generated more than twice as much electricity during its first year than upon reaching 15 years of use. Performance deterioration for off-shore installations is even far worse.

The author, an Edinburgh University economist and former World Bank energy advisor, estimated that routine wear and tear will more than double the cost of electricity produced by Britain’s wind farms in the next decade in order for the government to meet present renewable energy targets.”

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