The Great Wind Power Swindle: Households & Businesses Being Crushed by Record Power Bills

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If wind power is cheap, why does every country obsessed with it suffer rocketing power prices?

The game of smoke and mirrors played by renewable energy rent-seekers, has enabled them to avoid any critical scrutiny of the role heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar play in driving power prices into orbit. A decade of blame-shifting, obfuscation, concealment and downright lies have largely convinced the masses that the cause of their crushing power bills lies somewhere else.

Dr Benny Peiser has been studying and reporting on the causes and consequences of Britain’s self-inflicted renewable energy calamity since the disaster began. In the article and YouTube video below (which is well worth viewing), Dr Peiser pulls no punches, when he details and describes the greatest swindle of all time.

The great wind farm rip off: greedy energy giants sell us wind electricity at wholesale gas price
Scottish Daily Express
Ben Borland
7 September 2022

The UK is facing an unprecedented energy crisis with a £100billion bailout set to blow the country’s bank balance – and all the while renewables firms are finding huge profits literally blowing in the wind.

One of the UK’s leading energy experts has explained why the UK is facing an unprecedented energy bill crisis despite having more wind farms than ever before.

Dr Benny Peiser, the director of Net Zero Watch, said the price of electricity is determined by the price of gas on the international markets. As a result, renewables companies are making record profits selling energy that is generated by the wind.

He added that consumers effectively had to pay for both wind farms – which are subsidised to the tune of £400 per household per year – AND a back-up gas-fired system for those days when the wind is not blowing.

He told the Scottish Daily Express: “It’s a lot of hot air. The cost of wind energy hasn’t really dropped significantly despite all the PR because it is based on auction prices and contracts.

“The price of electricity from wind is determined by the price of gas so wind farm companies are currently getting record high prices. They say they will just take the highest possible price which is the gas price.”

Mr Peiser added: “Renewables only generate electricity for very short periods when the wind blows or the sun shines. Most of the time Scotland and the rest of the UK is relying on conventional energy so you need a back up system for when there is no wind.

“As a result, we have to pay very, very high prices. If a gas-fired power plant is only being used half the time because wind is given preferential treatment then when it is being used the owner will ask for astronomical sums.

“When wind is backed up by conventional energy the prices go through the roof and that cost is added to the average energy bill. The more wind farms we have the more expensive the costs will be. This was happening long before the gas price went up.”

Scotland is already virtually self-sufficient in terms of renewable energy due to the vast number of onshore wind turbines installed over the past 15 years, although that only applies when the wind is blowing steadily at the right times of day.

Asked if the drive to build more and more turbines would eventually push down the cost of electricity, Dr Peiser was adamant that it would never lead to lower bills.

“There’s no evidence that these wind turbines are getting cheaper and a lot of evidence to show the more we have, the higher the costs,” he said.

“They have been saying that costs will go down for 30 years, but it hasn’t happened yet. I think it’s unlikely and, in my view, impossible because you can’t have an energy system with renewables alone.


September 19, 2022, by stopthesethings 

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