After GWPF Complaint, Green Activists Withdraw Wind Energy Ads

Environmental activists have withdrawn an advertising campaign after being accused of making false claims about the price of wind energy. The poster, launched in September by Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi and plastered around Westminster Tube station and across London’s transport network, claimed the price had fallen by 50 percent over the past two years. The complaint was made by the Global Warming Policy Forum, which said the ‘50 percent off’ claim was ‘false and misleading’ because the price paid for electricity from offshore wind farms has not halved at all in recent years. –Liz Hull, Daily Mail, 27 December 2017

At the moment the main question in the minds of those who study global temperature data is; how far are global temperatures going to fall in 2018? The record El Nino of recent years took global temperatures to unprecedented highs for the instrumental era. But comparisons with very strong El Ninos in the past are of limited use. The one in 1982 was affected by the aerosol aftermath of a volcanic eruption. The strong El Nino of 1998 has a swift rise and fall and was followed by two years of a counteracting La Nina. —GWPF Observatory, 24 December 2017

Climate Bullies Face Tough Penalties: Student Beliefs Must Be Challenged, Says University Minister. Universities must “open minds, not close them” and face tough new penalties if they do not promote freedom of speech, Jo Johnson will warn today. —The Times, 26 December 2017

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    Al Shelton

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    The lying bas**rds never quit do they?

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    Spurwing Plover

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    The Enviromental Defense Fund(EDF)has produced some False and Misleading commercials about Global Warming a a few years ago using kids if a i do recall in fact all of these who use Global Warming in their ads are making false and misleading commercials and the IPCC and Al Bore who received two unearned awards(Oscar,Nobel Prize)for his fake Documentry A Inconvent Truth

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    Sonnyhill

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    Rakooi has been using the same false claims here. No way are wind turbines cost-effective, they are subsidized. The liars aren’t factoring in the mortgage Green governments have taken out on our behalf.

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    David Lewis

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    One article by an alarmist covering COP 23 claimed renewable energy was the same price as energy from coal.

    There are simple ways to show that renewable energy is more expensive. One is to take a look at the fate of those who are trying to use it on a large scale such as Germany and South Australia. One of today’s Climate Change Dispatch is about those in Germany who have had their power cut off because they can’t afford the prices made so high by renewable energy. My power rate has recently gone up 15% due to a mandate to use more renewable energy.

    Not only is it more expensive to produce renewable energy, heavy use has to accommodate times when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow. Currently this requires a fossil fuel plant to be idling just as a car idles ready to go on line immediately. The capital costs and maintenance must be paid by the consumers. The advantage of using fossil fuel and nuclear is no backup power plant is needed.

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    Sonnyhill

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    The fossil-fueled plants would be operating well below their peak efficiency. It has been revealed that German wind turbines deliver, on average, only 20% of their rated capacity . Or another way to put it, they’re goofing off 80% of the time.

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