The economics of wind powerSeptember 26, 2010 Tim Worstallclimate change5 CommentsNot very economic actually. previousSecond silly question of the daynextObserver headline 5 thoughts on “The economics of wind power” Kay Tie September 26, 2010 at 8:43 am A rather cogent comment underneath shows Booker’s figures are wrong. Not so wrong as to undermine the argument, but wrong enough to undermine Booker’s credibility as a journalist. Chuckles September 26, 2010 at 10:41 am Er, no. Adam Bell September 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm Actually, the fact that he inflated the wind subsidy by a factor of two does undermine the argument; assuming you view wind as a hedge against rising gas prices and political instability in supplying countries, the fact that it’s half as expensive as Booker claims is really quite important. Adam Bell September 27, 2010 at 12:14 pm Woops, actually I’m wrong: I forgot that offshore is still getting two ROCs. Adam Bell September 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm He’s wrong on the power output though; he’s confused average power with total power. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.