I’d rather my wife made land mines than worked in the wind farm industry

By James Delingpole  Telegraph.co.uk

If there’s an industry in the world that deserves to be stigmatised more than any other, it’s the despicable, reprehensible, money-grubbing, mendacious, taxpayer-fleecing, bird-mangling, landscape-ruining, economy-blighting wind farm business. At least you could argue that blood diamonds make nice jewellery and that land mine manufacturers are making a valuable contribution to infantry defence. But wind farms are not merely worthless but actively evil – and anyone involved in them deserves to be as pilloried and despised as estate agents were in the Eighties or bankers are now.

For chapter and verse on why they are such an abomination, I must refer you to Dr John Etherington’s definitive The Wind Farm Scam, which explains in comprehensive and unarguable detail precisely why wind farms are one of the most inefficient forms of power generation since the human treadmill and why they can only ever possibly be economically viable with the help of massive (and entirely unjustified) taxpayer subsidy.

And then there’s the recent Spanish experience. From Steve Goreham’s superb book Climatism – about the many disasters that have been caused by the global warming religion – we learn that Spain’s concerted government-funded drive towards wind and solar power has been an utter catastrophe. Electricity costs have risen by 60 per cent while the 50,000 “green jobs” it created cost 571,000 Euros per job via government subsidy, effectively losing 2.2 jobs in the real economy for every one created in the green one.

Now, we learn today, the wife of Britain’s deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is to take a lucrative job in this vibrant, go-ahead industry. Miriam Gonzalez Durantez – as she chooses to call herself, presumably because it sounds a lot classier than Mrs Clegg – will be acting as an independent adviser to Acciona, the world’s largest wind farm supplier.

Apparently, to avoid any “conflict of interest”, she will not be advising it on any of its British projects. Oh, right. And presumably she’ll also be knocking off her salary that portion of Acciona’s profits – courtesy of UK taxpayer subsidy – made from building the four wind farms our economy and landscape need about as much as we need an outbreak of nuclear war or John Prescott or Ebola.

6 thoughts on “I’d rather my wife made land mines than worked in the wind farm industry

  1. BRAVO James Delingpole. Glad that the anger towards the fallacy of wind power is reaching such numbers. We WILL beat this travesty.

  2. We have to take back the power from the corruption that has infiltrated our Government first.

    Being peaceful and honest members of society we must use what little power we have left to do this and that is to take back our townships and then proceed onwards and upwards and remove the rot and corruption that has crept into all organizations that have “usurped” our freedoms.

    This will be a long hard road but I firmly believe that it can be done with a single concerted effort on all the honest folks I would call my fellow Ontarians!

  3. Come on, Quixote, join in the call to ALL Ontarians to drop their polite, correct, Canadian reticence to get political. Off the couches, into the community and talk, think, spread the political message to YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBOURS, COLLEAGUES maybe even customers.

    There are only 4 months left until the crucial Municipal elections! And only ~ 16 months until the crucial Provincial elections! Time’s a-wasting!

  4. I think the point of his story is that Mr. Cleggs wife is now “in the industry”. Does corruption really reach the top? WHo is Mr Clegg? Look him up!

    Can’t happen in Canada you say?

    Try a look at Tom Adam’s web site for a fascinating story..


    And I quote…

    “Aecon Group Inc., whose chairman and CEO is also chair of the Ontario Power Authority, John Beck, announced yesterday that it has partnered with Peter Kiewit Sons Co. for a $1.7 billion design build contract awarded by Ontario Power Generation for the construction of the Lower Mattagami Hydroelectric Complex, about 70 km northeast of Kapuskasing.”

    Oh, gosh! Maybe it can!

    Anybody got the scoop on our Cabinet Ministers? Have any of them joined the feeding frenzy? How about family members?

    If they don’t care about this obvious Conflict Of Interest — then maybe there’s more to find…????

    Happy Hunting!

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