Dutch falling out of love with windmills

“When the Netherlands built its first sea-based wind turbines in 2006, they were seen as symbols of a greener future,” says this article by Ivana Sekularac.

“The 36 turbines — each one the height of a 30-storey building — produce enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 100,000 households each year.

“But five years later… the Dutch government says offshore wind power is too expensive and that it cannot afford to subsidize the entire cost of 18 cents per kilowatt hour — some 4.5 billion euros last year.

“The government now plans to transfer the financial burden to households and industrial consumers (and) will start billing consumers and companies in January 2013.”

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Thanks to Benjamin Napier for this link

“Reality setting in?” asks Benjamin.

9 thoughts on “Dutch falling out of love with windmills

  1. What are you saying Richard? Should they keep the windmills? Would a left wing government fund the windmills? At how much of a loss? We have blown billions on AGW in the U.S. that money might have paid for education, food, or medical. How much would you waste?

  2. Chickens coming home to roost…..

    This is how the Eco-Nazi’s in Holland’s government intended all along to separate the wealth of it’s citizens from them.

  3. They build the windmills far to sensitive to wind speeds. They should be built with greater tolerance and ability to work efficiently with variable wind speeds. Not to mention finding a way to stop them from freezing in cold weather.

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