Wind is an extremely expensive, unreliable method of power generation. Wind power requires costly 100% back-up generators 24/7 and expensive transmission lines. They are using misleading statements that this energy source is ‘free’ when it is not.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
Climate change science reviewers Friends of Science Society is calling for the Alberta government to halt the contract negotiations between Alberta Schools Commodities Purchasing Consortium and the new company BluEarth Renewables, Inc.
“The proponents are claiming on their website that ‘wind energy is free,'” says Len Maier, President of Friends of Science. ‘This is completely untrue.'”
According to BluEarth’s website: “Wind power is the ideal source of energy to meet the needs of the CPC because it has no fuel-price risk (wind is free!), and therefore it has long-term cost predictability.”
Friends of Science point to the recent Fraser Institute study by Dr. Ross McKitrick. He found Ontario’s Green Energy Act (which emphasized wind development) has caused energy prices to skyrocket and wind is sold at a tremendous loss.
“School board money is taxpayer’s money. Taxpayer’s dollars should not be funding an unproven new company. Wind is an extremely expensive, unreliable method of power generation. Wind power requires costly 100% back-up generators 24/7 and expensive transmission lines. They are using misleading statements that this energy source is ‘free’ when it is not,” says Maier.
Alberta has the dubious reputation of being the first place that Enron, the failed energy giant and proponent of deregulation tried its ill-fated wind plan. Enron tested its market manipulations, reportedly making $45 million in one day.
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