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Monday, December 13, 2010

"Green Power Generates Red Ink"

From the always bang on Viv Forbes of the Australian based Carbon Sense Coalition criticizes the solar and wind energy scams.
The Carbon Sense Coalition today called for an end to all subsidies, mandated markets and sweetheart pricing for solar and wind energy.

The Chairman of “Carbon Sense”, Mr Viv Forbes, said that current energy policies were harming the existing power industry and robbing taxpayers and electricity consumers.

Forbes continued:

"It's time to end the mollycoddling of wind and solar energy toys before this stupidity does irreversible damage to Australia’s electricity supply and costs.

"The mindless green dream of producing serious base load power from whimsical breezes and intermittent sunbeams has caused a halt to new low-cost coal power, a boom in expensive gas power, a national debate about nuclear power and no effect at all on global climate.

"The frivolous wind and solar generators already installed have caused a surge in electricity prices, a bonanza for Chinese manufacturers and well founded doubts about our future ability to keep the lights on.

"Provision of cheap reliable energy is a basic requirement for modern civilisation and is the engine that lifts people from poverty. It is far too important to be left to green dreamers, anti-industrial zealots, vote seeking politicians, engineering illiterates and guilt-ridden millionaires.

"It is already obvious from Denmark, Spain, California and Germany that subsidising green power creates very little power but much red ink in the accounts. It always causes massive burdens for tax payers, electricity consumers and industry. Tax payers and investors will rue the day they allowed politicians to waste their savings on chimeras.

"Get rid of all the mandated markets, subsidies and tax breaks for all energy generators, and leave power engineers and business managers to work out how best to supply our future energy needs in a free competitive market.

"Subsidised power must collapse under its own dead weight. But every day's delay increases the eventual cost. "


Blogger Ghastly1 said...

Thank you for your comments, Mr. Forbes. I agree with you entirely.

It's too easy to point out that the wind doesn't always blow and sun goes down at night. However, I haven't heard any talk regarding the vulnerability of solar and wind energy sources to sabotage - either from internal or external sources. Nor have I heard discussed what would happen to a solar/wind dependent nation during a major disruption of wind and/or cloud patterns - such as might very likely take place after a war.

The old adage applies: "Don't put all your eggs in one basket!"

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