It’s another cold one in the UK today, with temperatures barely getting above 5 degrees celsius (41F) on mainland Britain. And as Richard North points out on EU Referendum, coal fired power is providing most of our energy.
But the real story here is that at 11.30am, wind power was providing just 51 megawatts of energy. That means wind is contributing a derisory 0.1% of the UK’s current energy. Since Richard posted his piece, it has got even worse as you can see below:
At a measley generation of just 45MW wind power is contributing virtually nothing to the grid. This is what we get for £400m per annum on top of the money that has been lifted from our pockets to facilitate the installation of the turbines.
While the wind generation companies are getting rich soaking up huge amounts of our money and the politicians are busy supping the kool aid, the turbines are failing to make energy exactly when we need it. But this is no surprise to those of us who have long argued against the – there is no other word for it – insanity of increasing our reliance on wind as part of the energy mix, at gigantic cost. It is the politics of delusion.
It seems to have only recently dawned on some MPs that this fetish for wind energy is not only fundamentally flawed by incredibly damaging. But as Richard points out elsewhere, even this recently acquired awareness is tempered by a startling lack of knowledge:
But, if these 101
DalmatiansMPs are so concerned about consumers having to pay subsidies, why are they only talking about in-shore turbines, when off-shore windmills get twice the amount, and are set to take the greater proportion of the subsidy pot?
Lavishly paid, well expensed, and deeply immersed in the trappings of imagined power, even when they grandstand to give the impression of heading in a worthy direction they still manage to demonstrate their ignorance of the situation they and their predecessors have dragged us into.