Wind Industry’s Armageddon: Wind Farm Output Collapse Leaves 110,000 South Australian Homes & Businesses Powerless

Ontario is screwed and Canada is next.
“Sure, for ‘dreamy’, sandal-wearing types, cruising past a wind farm in a Prius might be a kind of religious experience; in their eyes, things of ‘beauty’ and ‘wonder’. But it’s that very kind of woolly-headed ‘thinking’ which means that, all too often, the “debate” about these things boils down to an infantile nonsense about whether or not one likes the “look” of them.”


sherlock-holmes Pinning a massive blackout on plummeting
wind power output is elementary, my dear Watson.


STT could be forgiven for being just a little smug after events unfolded last Sunday night (1 November 2015) in Australia’s “Wind Farm Capital”, South Australia.

As our post – Wind Power Disaster Unfolds: SA Facing Total Blackouts, Rocketing Power Prices & Thousands More Chopped from the Grid – was being put together for an airing on Monday, unbeknownst to STT – a bit after 10pm on Sunday – 110,000 South Australian homes and businesses were plunged into darkness.

STT’s SA operatives were quick off the mark, informing us of their unscheduled trip to the Dark Ages – with emails and comments on that post.

Without warning, traffic lights were dimmed to dangerous pointlessness; street lights were out, leaving less surefooted and vulnerable pedestrians creeping home nervously in the dark; hotel, cinema and restaurant owners…

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