Wind Power Down To 0.5% Today

I noticed all our local wind farms becalmed today apart from a couple of turbines turning slowly, I suspect under motor power to keep the bearings from seizing. What an utter nonsense this all is, how the eff did we get into this situation? Presumably it will take years and years of increasing blackouts and probably many fatalities due to old people freezing to death and closed hospitals, before politicians will come to their senses. And don’t get me started on the cost. Speaking of which NPower just sent me a very nice text today to apply for a smart meter, yet more of our money down the drain. Wonderful.

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By Paul Homewood

Who needs fossil fuels? All we need is batteries, demand response and a smart energy system, when the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine!

So the theory goes anyway.

It’s just as well we’ve still got all of that old fashioned coal, gas and nuclear power today:

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https://www.bmreports.com/bmrs/?q=eds/main

Wind power is currently down to just 228 MW, out of a total demand of 43306 MW, ie just 0.5%.

The grid is almost solely reliant on gas, coal and nuclear, which are currently supplying 40004 MW.

Meanwhile, solar power is doing little better. At its midday peak, it was generating at only 10% of its capacity.

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https://www.solar.sheffield.ac.uk/pvlive/#

When will somebody tell the emperor that he is wearing no clothes?

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How Green Delegates Keep Warm In Bonn

This is brilliant, not even an attempt to use wind and solar backed up by diesel. Proper investigative reporting from Sheila Gunn Reid. It would be interesting to get a petition started to ban the use of fossil fuels in COP climate conferences, and no backdoor dealing in carbon credits.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

If you’re wondering how they’re keeping warm at the Bonn Climate Conference, Sheila Gunn Reid of Rebel News has been investigating!

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W Hudson Bay freeze-up one of earliest since 1979, not “closer to average”

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Tundra Buggy Cam_10 Nov 2017_bear headed offshore pmWestern Hudson Bay polar bears have been leaving shore for the rapidly thickening sea ice since at least 8 November (bear above was heading out 10 Nov.). However, Polar Bears International chose not to mention the unusually earlyfreeze-up until the week-long (5-11 November) doomsday bombardment they call “Polar Bear Week” was almost over.

It’s worse than that: two days earlier, PBI’s activist spokesperson Steven Amstrup apparently told the Sierra Club (“People Show Up for Polar Bear Week, But the Ice Hasn’t Yet”; 8 November 2017) that “the bears are still waiting on shore for that ice to freeze” even though ice development had been well on its way for days at that point. As if freeze-up on 10 November came as a big surprise to him, with no warning whatsoever.

Apparently, they didn’t want their naive and gullible supporters to know at the beginning…

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BBC Forced To Withdraw Fake Sea Level Claims

Many thanks to Paul Homewood, so few are able to hold the BBC to account for their ludicrous claims on climate change. This takes real dedication and perseverance.

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By Paul Homewood

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/comp-reports/ecu/theworldatone270317

Readers may recall an item on the BBC World at One back in March about rising sea levels in Florida, when their correspondent claimed that:

1) Rising seas and flooding are turning Miami Beach into a modern day Atlantis, the city being submerged by water.

2) Sea levels at Miami are rising at ten times the global rate.

I covered the story here.

I complained to the BBC at the time, and, after being fobbed off the first time, escalated the complaint to the Executive Complaints Unit, who have now published the above judgment.

Astonishingly, they regard the claims about “Atlantis” to be “soundly based”, even though they now accept that sea levels around Miami are only rising at about 8 inches a century.

Of course, they had no choice but to withdraw the ludicrous claim about “ten times the global rate”!

But why…

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The True Cost Of The Climate Change Act

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By Paul Homewood

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http://budgetresponsibility.org.uk/efo/economic-fiscal-outlook-march-2017/

According to the Office for Budget Responsibility, the cost of Environmental Levies and the RHI scheme, (all a consequence of the Climate Change Act), will have risen to £13.5bn by 2021/22.

All of this cost is borne by energy consumers, except for the RHI, which is taxpayer funded.

But what is likely to happen to these costs in the years after 2021/22? Dieter Helm in his recent report reckons the cumulative cost will be well over £100 billion by 2030, but this appears to be way under the mark, given the costs already identified up to 2021.

There has been an ongoing conspiracy between the Government and the Committee on Climate Change to conceal the true cost of their policies.

I have therefore now undertaken a detailed study of the real costs between now and 2030, and the results are truly horrifying.

By 2030, the…

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Prince Charles under fire over climate lobbying motives

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The BBC’s Paradise Papers reporters say ‘Prince Charles lobbied on climate policy after shares purchase.’
Time for a spot of ‘denial‘ perhaps?

Private estate had secret interest in offshore firm that would benefit from rule change, leaked documents show.

Prince Charles campaigned to alter climate-change agreements without disclosing his private estate had an offshore financial interest in what he was promoting, BBC Panorama has found.

The Paradise Papers show the Duchy of Cornwall in 2007 secretly bought shares worth $113,500 in a Bermuda company that would benefit from a rule change.

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The Murmansk wind park that collapsed

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Murmansk harbour [image credit: Martin Lie / Wikipedia]
Too much wind for these wind turbines near the north Russian coast to cope with. The solar panels at the same site also face technical problems. Back to diesel again.

It was an innovative project which was to power several local villages with green energy. Two years after it opened, the strong Arctic winds have knocked down the turbines, says The Barents Observer.

It was cheering and rejoice in Chavanga and Chapoma, the villages on the coast of the White Sea, as a unique small-scale power generating complex was officially opened in late summer 2015.

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