My old dearest friend, Art Broadie uses to explain, “The winds never blow but is drawn from areas of higher pressure to lower, undulating over and above the landscape like an incoming tide of air.”
Located offshore the coast of Liverpool 32 wind turbines that are twice the height of the Statue of Liberty in a place called Burbo Bank Extension.
Owned by Lego, the toy maker, Burbo is an international effort. A Japanese company makes the blades on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom for its Danish client.
Here’s a different story when it comes to the MONEY funding between fossil fuels and wind turbines. According to the book, DRAWNDOWN (http://www.drawdown.org/), the International Monetary Fund estimates that the fossil fuels industry received more than $5.3 trillion in direct and indirect subsidies in 2015. These totals equate to $10 million a minute or about 6.5 percent of global GDP (gross domestic product). Ouch! Indirect fossil fuels subsidies include health costs due to air pollution, environmental damage, congestion, and global warming-none of which are factors with wind turbines. In comparison, the U.S. wind-energy industry has received $12.3 billion in direct subsidies since 2000.
What is missing is political will and leadership!