“Straws in the Wind”
Most shocking of all is new evidence that the need to switch on and off base load fossil fuel power plants, to provide back up for unreliable wind turbines, actually gives off more carbon emissions than keeping them running continuously, thus negating any carbon savings from wind. Alas, only when our governments have allowed thousands more turbines to disfigure Britain’s countryside, not least by their grotesque bending of the planning rules, will the futility of the ‘great Wind Scam’ finally be recognised.
August 13, 2006
by Christopher Booker
in Sunday Telegraph
Just when our English, Welsh and Scottish governments (as we must now call them) are more than ever going overboard for wind power, a shocking new report shows just what make-believe this is based on. A London-based consultancy, ABS Energy Research, cites new studies from Germany and Denmark, Europe’s two leading wind generators, which vividly illustrate the inefficiency and unreliability of wind power, not least because the very times when electricity demand is at its peak, in very hot or cold weather, are when the wind is least likely to blow.
A report from German energy giant E.On quotes an... [continue via Web link]