The Gore Effect is well known: wherever greenies gather for a global warming conference, cold weather–frequently, in the form of a blizzard–pursues them. It is hard to escape the sense that the Almighty is trying to send a message.
Now we have this: no sooner had the U.S. erected thousands of windmills than the wind stopped blowing:
Electricity generated by US wind farms fell 6 per cent in the first half of the year even as the nation expanded wind generation capacity by 9 per cent, Energy Information Administration records show.
The reason was some of the softest air currents in 40 years, cutting power sales from wind farms to utilities. …
“We never anticipated a drop-off in the wind resource as we have witnessed over the past six months,” David Crane, chief executive of power producer NRG Energy, told analysts last month.
Actually, the climate models that alarmists rely on predict that the temperature differential between the Arctic regions and the equator will narrow, which, if true, would mean less wind and fewer severe weather events. But the alarmists never emphasize this fact, because they see more political utility in pretending that “climate change” is responsible every time a storm comes along, or it rains too much, or not enough. It would be ironic if the models were right for once, with the result that “climate change” renders wind energy even more ineffective.
I don’t actually believe that, however. I think the more scientific explanation is that God hates green energy.