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Robin: The forecast is for high pressure for a couple more days, so the wind may down again.

Sep 20, 2014 at 10:37 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Ross: Thanks for the link. The USA is not the only country following the German path to ruin.

Sep 20, 2014 at 10:34 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Phillip Bratby: the best time to get that Gridwatch screen capture may have passed - wind is contributing 4.8% now as wind speed is increasing. Nonetheless, 20 days without wind is still most useful evidence.

Sep 20, 2014 at 10:10 PM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier

Just checked to see if any idiots are proving the Arctic ice is disappearing by doing the NW passage this year (last year no non- icebreakers made it)
A cargo ship just made it BUT it is a super powerful ice-breaker

"first vessel to carry a cargo of Arctic origins the full length of Canada’s Northwest Passage." (note their careful wording)
"Fednav, a Canadian-owned company and world leader in Arctic navigation, today announced that its vessel, the MV Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada's Northwest Passage, with a full cargo of nickel concentrate. The Nunavik will be one of the first commercial vessels to transit the Northwest Passage completely, and the first to do so unescorted with an Arctic cargo, and with Canadian expertise.

The Nunavik is the most powerful conventional (non-nuclear) icebreaking bulk carrier in the world, and sails from Deception Bay, Northern Quebec year round, transporting product from the Canadian Royalties mine. The Nunavik will deliver 23,000 tons of nickel concentrate to Bayuquan in China."

Sep 20, 2014 at 8:18 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

An interesting report from NoTricksZone translated from the German.

http://notrickszone.com/2014/09/20/germanys-debacle-23-of-wind-projects-running-badly-to-very-badly-case-of-the-missing-wind/

Sep 20, 2014 at 7:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

Phillip Bratby
Only been greater than the French Inter-Connector a couple of times so far this month

Sep 20, 2014 at 7:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

I'm thinking Green Dogma comes from "White Man's guilt" (oh it's all our fault!), but it seems to me this most liberal of science groups even though it has many women seems to have hardly any BME (black and minority ethnic)
Although it does have it's fair share of global freeloaders (like Pachauri) flying all over to "save CO2" most of the speakers are middle class white males, so shouldn't the leaders feel guilty about that ?

Sep 20, 2014 at 7:48 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Trump: Blame green policy from The Herald
"DONALD Trump, with whom Alex Salmond has shared a fraught relationship, blamed the outcome of the referendum vote on the First Minister's support for renewable energy.
..
Mr Trump tweeted yesterday the outcome was a "great decision". He said: "I am convinced that if @AlexSalmond had not pushed ugly wind turbines all over Scotland, the vote would have been much better for him!" .."
The actual interview with Stephen Nolan I heard is stored on the BBC website, but the Windfarm comments have been edited off

Sep 20, 2014 at 5:11 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Nial: I shall capture the screen at the end of the month. What is perfectly obvious to any rational person is that there is no way that in this country we could store enough energy (hydro and pumped storage) to compensate for a wind-free month. At least a wind-free month means that CCGTs can operate as designed (without grid balancing) and perhaps make a profit.

I recall a month or so ago the wind industry boasting about the huge percentage of electricity that wind provided in one specific day (a Sunday inn August I think). I await a press release from them in October, about how little electricity wind generated in September.

Sep 20, 2014 at 4:32 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

The Dutch inter-connector.

They had a planned maintenance outage at this time last year, maybe they forgot to do a press release this year.

2013

Sep 20, 2014 at 3:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrownedoff

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