Solar and wind causing blackouts?

Is the increasing use of solar and wind energy causing blackouts around the world? Well perhaps so, at least according to growing numbers of energy experts. Evidence of this, they say, can be seen in Australia, where recently some 90,000 homes experienced a major blackout, the fifth such time over the last six months. Another recent instance occurred in Belgium, where thousands were left in the dark and placed on high security after the electric grid went down. As both countries continue to use more and more renewable energy, experts say the likelihood of their electricity clicking on and off again should not be shocking.

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About the Author: David Rothbard

David Rothbard

David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.

  • Ray McMullen

    when you quote unnamed “experts” while making assertions you open yourself to ridicule from alarmists.

    • Li D

      Oh allow me.
      Hahahahahahahaha.
      Actually, such pisspoor journalism is beneath ridicule.
      It makes one wonder why the quality of denier writing is consistantly low, nevermind exceptionally low in this case.
      Why, why, why?
      Every highschool student understands the need to give sources and references.

      • Brin Jenkins

        Ot

      • Pam Dunn

        And a moron like you should be locked securely away from the public.

      • Brin Jenkins

        High schools no longer teach logic which is why you miss the point.

  • wes ward

    Please link to your references.

  • Pam Dunn

    ONLY a moron would depend completely on wind or solar power BOTH of which are More expensive to build and maintain, not to mention the environmental damage they cause in manufacturing, installing and operating where they kill thousands of birds and bats. Their only advantage is that they enrich the pockets of some big investors while screwing the public.