Another All-Renewables Hoax Busted: Wind ‘Powered’ Hawaii Really Runs On Fossil Fuels

RE zealots claim Hawaii is well on its way to getting 100% of its power from the wind and sun. In truth, it’s fossil fuels (bunker oil) that’s powering the Pacific islands, whereas wind and solar deliver a trifling 7%. Notwithstanding the hundreds of $millions in subsidies thrown at an ‘industry’ that remains more talk than action. And one which has had its fair share of false dawns (see above).

David Shorman takes a look at what’s really powering Hawaii, focusing on the island of Oahu.

STOP THESE THINGS

Here’s some the wind industry prepared earlier.

RE zealots claim Hawaii is well on its way to getting 100% of its power from the wind and sun. In truth, it’s fossil fuels (bunker oil) that’s powering the Pacific islands, whereas wind and solar deliver a trifling 7%. Notwithstanding the hundreds of $millions in subsidies thrown at an ‘industry’ that remains more talk than action. And one which has had its fair share of false dawns (see above).

David Shorman takes a look at what’s really powering Hawaii, focusing on the island of Oahu.

Heart of Hawaii: Oil Powers Oahu’s Sustainable Energy Program
Master Resource
David Shorman
10 June 2020

… on Oahu, generating 1 MW of power using wind and solar requires 154 acres of land. That’s more than 800 times as much land as the Kahe petroleum-fired power plant requires to generate the same amount of power. Using wind/solar…

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