Over 8 scientific studies and reports demonstrate that attempting to produce real usable mains electric power from the weather is futile. It has been tried down through the decades since mains electricity was introduced in the 1920s. It failed. The current obsession with wind and solar energy is sustained by subsidy schemes the like of which have been never witnessed. In Ireland, the emphasis is on wind turbines. We already have 1,900 mega watts of wind with average total daily demand of about 3,400 mega Watts. Yet we see no benefit to consumers. Renewable energy is a vast fraud, fed by subsidies, lies, misinformation and corruption. It involves the largest transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich ever witnessed. So successful has the Public Relations spin been and so successful has been the industries attempts to keep critics away from the airwaves and newspapers, that only one side of the debate is heard. In the 1970s Gay Byrne would air a topic on the late late show, but he would always have on panellists to give the opposing view, irrespective of how unpopular it was. Not so to-day. Unless conventional wisdom is preserved, access is denied. In the ESB's 2004 report on the impact of wind energy on the Irish grid system, they said at page 24. "At low levels of wind energy penetration there is a contribution, but as the amount of wind in the system increases the contribution decreases and tends towards zero." That is from the people who make the stuff, they aught to know! The subsidies for wind energy is driving up our electricity prices as we must pay for a duplicate system, one which does not work. The reason is that the media is drugged up on renewable energy, science and engineering were never strong points with journalists. The entire waste is happening under their radar. So if this is true, why are we buying their product?