By Constantin Radut
In an interview given to the French daily Le Figaro, Fabien Bouglé brings up numerous arguments that prove that wind power plants are not at all a factor of energy security and of improving the environment. On the contrary, from this point of view, Fabien Bouglé says that they represent a major danger to the health of the people, the animals, the communities they are close to.
Beyond these elements that conflict with the climatic future of mankind, Fabien Bouglé points out that in his book he addresses> the problem of corruption and mafia in this sector that is at the “heart” of the institutional mechanism for wind turbines.>
Let us leave Mr. Fabien Bouglé and his work “Éoliennes, la face noire de la transition écologique” and we return to Romania.
RWEA – Romanian Wind Energy Association, informs on its official site that the first wind turbine was installed in 2004, in Prahova county. It is a lie, determined perhaps by the ignorance of the RWEA. The first wind turbine, designed by Romanian engineers, was built in 1985-1986 and was installed in the Banat Mountains, at Semenic, at over 1300 m altitude. The experiments of those years have shown that investment in such an industry is not profitable. Moreover, studies conducted by Romanian institutes of profile have shown that Romania has no energy potential for investments in the sector.
After 20 years, the same thing says the Meteorological Institute in Bucharest. The 3 measurement points in Dobrogea with heights of 12 meters show that in this area near the Black Sea coast there is no energy potential.
Beyond the opinions of the specialists in the field comes RWEA, an association founded to enrich investors from different countries who feel that in Romania there is a milk cow.
This is also called Dobrogea. RWEA also argues: “The results of the measurements are very good and it is confirmed that Dobrogea is, along with the north of Scotland, the most promising wind turbine region in Europe.” Who made these measurements and why the information is not transparent?
The truth is another.
Entered into the vogue of green energy ideology, Romania adopted in 2008 a very advantageous law for investors and producers of wind energy. The cost of their investments will be borne by the consumers. This is how in 2014, 25% of the value of the Romanian consumers’ invoice is allocated to those who have invested in wind turbines. How not to invest in Romania?
The foreign companies appeared as mushrooms after rain. So foreign, greedy were these foreign companies that they left no scope for their sub-contractors to benefit from any profit in Romania. All subassemblies were sourced from abroad.
The heads of the local communities got into “business” with foreign investors and granted them thousands and thousands of hectares of land. It is appreciated that from the arable area of the country are currently deployed for investments in wind energy and photovoltaic as about 1 million hectares.
How will the ecological problem be solved over a few decades when wind mastodons will have to be replaced with other energy sources?
Nobody poses the problem.
But RWEA accuses that business is no longer operating at the desired potential. According to a government regulation, starting with 2013, all wind projects that are finalized are those started at the latest in 2012. The main reason is the negative financial conditions offered by the new legislative framework. In addition, banks become opaque in attempts to finance renewable projects.
There is pressure and the lobby in bloom. So far no results.
This year was a disastrous one for renewable energy. Cause? The wind didn’t blow …
However, Romania has one of the highest rates of renewable energy in the EU. It is time to end with these dreams that are spread by RWEA or other associations.
If Romania were to develop all the projects for harnessing the energy potential of the inland rivers, today we would not call the wind to develop our electricity production. And, above all, we should not allow any occasion companies to take advantage of the money of the Romanians and to affect the climatic future of the country.
By Constantin Radut