December 8, 2016 Leave a comment
Every now and then you should check out the Alberta Electric System Operator’s “Current Supply Demand Report” page.
This handy little page shows us the total net generation of power from different sources. It is constantly being updated.
Wind power sucks. It’s hellishly cold in Alberta right now and wind power contributes nothing to make our lives better. LITERALLY NOTHING.
You see that? Despite 1445 MW max capacity with wind power, and total net generation is zero. On one of the coldest days of the year.
Just look at all those wind farms and all the magical wind power generated!
Oh wait. Zero. Zero. Zero. Zero. Zero. Zero. Zero. Zero.
You get the idea.
You can build all you want for capacity, but it doesn’t mean you get much actual electricity out of it.
Natural gas is reliable, cheap, clean, and plentiful. Wind power is unreliable, expensive, and requires back up from something you can count on (i.e. fossil fuel based energy that just works).
Wind power is a joke.
Anyone who thinks the government should tax perfectly good and reliable fossil fuel energy production & use to subsidize pathetically inefficient wind power is a fool or a knave.