Renewable Energy: Fraud And Folly

A couple of months ago I posted an item about Germany’s ostentatious effort to rely on solar and wind power: a flamboyant exercise in virtue-signalling that has become a spectacular, and costly, failure. (I should add that I also consider those giant windmills we now see everywhere — someone has aptly called them “eco-crucifixes” — to be aesthetically hideous. They actually give me a frisson of horror, like the towering tripods from The War of the Worlds, every time I see them.)

Now I have for you an article, by the noted eco-warrior Michael Schellenberg, that makes the case against large-scale wind and solar power with clarity and passion. Solar and wind farms, he argues, are unreliable, costly, and enormously destructive — and if we really care about the environment, we should abandon them in favor of the safest and most efficient resource man has ever discovered: nuclear energy.

I couldn’t agree more. Read Mr. Schellenberg’s essay here.


  1. djf says

    For a layman, the best evidence that “climate change” alarmism is phony is that none of the alarmists proposes ramping up nuclear energy. If we were facing imminent doom from rising temperatures due to carbon emissions, wouldn’t that be the thing to do?

    Posted March 18, 2019 at 1:37 am | Permalink
  2. MMinLamesa says

    Isn’t a big problem using nuclear power to generate electricity is if/when the grid ever goes down, these facilities will melt down when their backups run out of diesel?

    Maybe they keep enough on hand but imagine if the power grid went down? Can we keep over 100 plants supplied? If not, we’ll have a wicked nasty problem to deal with besides not have power.

    I think LNG is the best way to provide electrical generation until the next best thing comes along.

    Posted March 18, 2019 at 6:50 am | Permalink
  3. Thersites says

    The Forbes article to which Mr. Schellenberg links alludes to another fun drawback of wind turbines- during winter in cold climates, they can accumulate heavy coats of ice, which, once dislodged, the spinning blades can hurl across great distances. It’s rather like having a medieval catapult intermittently throwing giant rocks in random directions.

    Posted March 18, 2019 at 12:20 pm | Permalink
  4. Frederick says

    This website featuring the work of Walter and Lao Russell the authors of the book Atomic Suicide gives a unique perspective on quite literally everything:

    Posted April 3, 2019 at 4:42 am | Permalink

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