Scottish Scandal: Government Squanders £600 Million on ‘Constraint Payments’ to Wind Power Outfits for Discarded Power

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Electricity that can’t be delivered as and when it’s needed has no commercial value. Indeed, when the gales rip across the Scottish Highlands and there’s a surfeit of wind power generated, that electricity can’t even be given away. Instead, taxpayers become the ‘buyers’ of last resort; not that they could never be called willing purchasers, and not that any power ever gets delivered to them, or anyone else.

Euphemistically called “constraint payments”, European governments are squandering hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ dollars each year, directing it to wind power outfits, literally paying them to NOT generate electricity, simply because the (wholly weather-dependent) supply they occasionally generate is incapable of matching (wholly human-dependent) demand.

In Scotland alone, since 2010 taxpayers have transferred more than £600 million to Scottish wind power outfits, with the result that around 8.2 TWh of Scottish wind power has been discarded, a quantity that would have supplied…

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Scottish Scandal: Government Squanders £600 Million on ‘Constraint Payments’ to Wind Power Outfits for Discarded Power

Extinction Rebellion isn’t about the Climate. It’s about Heteronormativity — Watts Up With That?

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One of the founders of XR let’s it all hang out on this old Medium article. First his credentials. I’ve been with Extinction Rebellion (XR) from the start. 27 weitere Wörter

über Extinction Rebellion isn’t about the Climate. It’s about Heteronormativity — Watts Up With That?

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Monumental Fail: Why Intermittent & Unreliable Wind & Solar Can Never Work

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No industrial economy ever powered itself on wind and solar; no such country ever will.

Sunset and calm weather are very real things; whereas grid-scale storage electricity is a myth.

As subsidies for wind and solar are drying up, rent-seekers hoping to cash in are running a mile. There has been an almost total collapse in new wind farm construction across Europe, with a total collapse in Germany this year. Investment in new wind and large-scale solar has fallen off a cliff in Australia. Proving, once again, that the so-called wind and solar ‘industries’ will disappear as soon as the subsidies are cut. There is, after all, no natural market for electricity that cannot be delivered as and when power consumers need it.

Despite sounding utterly wizard – as Ronald Stein explains below – wind and solar are simply dismal failures.

Renewables May Make Us Feel Good, But Realistically They…

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ISIS recruitment, Jihad and Kosovo Albanians

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I came across an interesting article on MEMO concerning Kosovo (Albanian) stance towards ISIS/IDIL,  since ‘Kosovo’ is as local Albanians claim ‘the youngest republic in Europe’, which unilaterally proclaimed itself to be independent of Serbia in 2008.

Today it seems that so-called Kosovo has become fertile recruiting ground for ISIS. During 2014, dozens of people were arrested for suspected terrorist activity and more than 300 (officially) left for the Middle East to join ISIS and Al-Nusra Front; more than 30 have been killed, according to government figures. The strong presence of foreign fighters from the Balkans and Kosovo was suggested when Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s speech declaring himself to be the “caliph” was translated into English, French, German, Turkish, Russian and Albanian.

The process of indoctrination and religious politicisation, as well as the recruitment of young ”Kosovars’ (i.e. Albanians)  to become “soldiers of Allah”, has been observed by Kosovo’s (Albanian) and…

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