Matt Ridley: The Winds of Change

Climate sense

Matt Ridley’s latest article in The Spectator is a must read:

To the nearest whole number, the percentage of the world’s energy that comes from wind turbines today is: zero. Despite the regressive subsidy (pushing pensioners into fuel poverty while improving the wine cellars of grand estates), despite tearing rural communities apart, killing jobs, despoiling views, erecting pylons, felling forests, killing bats and eagles, causing industrial accidents, clogging motorways, polluting lakes in Inner Mongolia with the toxic and radioactive tailings from refining neodymium, a ton of which is in the average turbine — despite all this, the total energy generated each day by wind has yet to reach half a per cent worldwide.  

If wind power was going to work, it would have done so by now. The people of Britain see this quite clearly, though politicians are often wilfully deaf. The good news though is that if you look closely, you can see David Cameron’s government coming to its senses about the whole fiasco. 

Read it here.


  1. Not so much a case of “if wind power was going to work..”, but a case of “there’s no effective solution right now, and we’re wasting money on ineffective implementations, simply because of pressure from green groups and government”.

    I expect one day someone will come up with a very brilliant idea for effective wind power; it just isn’t right now.

  2. Vivienne says:

    Unfortunately for the Peoples of the world, regardless of who you vote for, the politicians are all useless tools of the United Nations, spouting the United Nations fraud that is AGW; in their pursuit of bringing the worlds populations to their knees and under their total control.

    The KING is stark naked and only fools cannot see it.

  3. Baldrick says:

    Excellent piece by Matt Ridley.

    Problem is Wind Energy Does Little to Reduce CO2 Emissions, and they’re going to install one in Flanneryland too!


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