This is the book that exposes the utter uselessness of wind power, including how:

  • Wind turbines rarely produce their full advertised power.  On average, wind turbines only produce about 20% of their nameplate rating.

  • Wind power is totally unreliable and is not dispatchable. When it is needed most, it will likely be unavailable to provide any power at all.

  • Wind power is not clean.  It takes a lot of dirty energy to make the materials, manufacture and install a wind turbine facility.

  • Wind turbines are not environmentally friendly.  They are noisy, unsightly, kill bats and birds, interfere with radars, and have been shown to be responsible for a slew of human health problems.

  • Wind turbines, whether operating or not, consume a considerable amount of electricity to power their auxiliary systems.  Often this power is not even metered. Care to guess who is paying the bill for this power?

  • When the wind doesn’t blow, power must be provided by reliable fossil or nuclear plants.  Thus, wind power will never replace fossil or nuclear power plants; they can only compliment them.  Why have only one reliable fossil and nuclear system, when you can build another unreliable wind system for twice the price?
  • Denmark’s experience shows that wind power doesn't reduce CO2 emissions at all, because backup fossil power plants have to be kept on-line and must cycle wildly and inefficiently trying to keep up with erratic wind power output.

  • Wind Power will not reduce CO2 emissions.  If 20% of US electric generation was replaced by wind power, the decrease in CO2 emissions would be an unnoticeable 0.00948%.  This decrease would be like trying to notice that two people left the average NBA basketball game after you came back from the concession stands.

  • Wind power will not reduce US dependency on foreign oil.  If wind power replaced 20% of US electric generation, the resulting decrease in oil imports would be a measly 0.292%.

  • The Livermore Pass Project in California, the only Energy Returned On Energy Invested analysis found on the Internet, was touted as having an impressive EROEI value of 14.87.  However, upon rigorous analysis, it turns out that Livermore Pass has an embarrassingly low EROEI value of only 0.29.  In other words, this installation will produce less than a third of the energy that was needed to design, fabricate, transport, erect, operate, maintain, and decommission it.