Cross-posted at GrodsCorp
Wind power is useless. It is! Andrew Bolt has, like, proved it beyond all doubt.
Victoria in this heat wave has been desperate for electricity, not least for all the airconditioning. So how have our green-dazed Labor Government’s new windfarms been helping out the state’s supplies?
Well, to start with, let’s check the winds at Wonthaggi over the past three days, and see if they’ve been strong enough to drive the six turbines that now despoil that coast:
28/1 3:00pm CALM
28/1 09:00am 4km/h
28/1 06:00am 4km/h
27/1 3:00pm 7km/h
27/1 09:00am 9km/h
27/1 06:00am 4km/h
26/1 03:00pm 15km/h
26/1 09:00am CALM
26/1 06:00am CALM
Hmm. Not enough breeze to even fan a face. Thanks (sic) heavens for coal.
Of course, Andy has selectively selected some days this week that show poor wind speeds, during a heatwave that features hot north winds and not the prevailing south-west winds for which the turbines were designed. He has also completely ignored wind data for the rest of January and previous months that show much more robust gusts of wind.
Thanks (sic) heavens for facts.