Shock! Shivering Britain realises wind power needs wind to work

by Andrew Bolt Herald Sun

Only now does this problem occur to them?

Wind farms in Britain generated practically no electricity during the recent cold spell, raising fresh concerns about whether they could be relied upon to meet the country’s energy needs.

Despite high demand for electricity as people shivered at home over Christmas, most of the 3,000 wind turbines around Britain stood still due to a lack of wind.

Even yesterday , when conditions were slightly breezier, wind farms generated just 1.8 per cent of the nation’s electricity — less than a third of usual levels.

The failure of wind farms to function at full tilt during December forced energy suppliers to rely on coal-fired power stations to keep the lights on — meaning more greenhouse gases were produced.

Experts feared that as the Government moved towards a target of generating 30 per cent of electricity from wind — while closing gas and coal-fired power stations — cold, still winters could cause a problem in the future.

These experts realise only now that the when the wind don’t blow, the power won’t flow?  Next they might even start worrying that solar power won’t work in the dark.

3 thoughts on “Shock! Shivering Britain realises wind power needs wind to work

  1. The U.K. also had to purchase power from French nuclear plants durining the December,2010 cold snap as the U.K. didn’t have enough power supply of its own.

    Then they also have the problem of people suffering from the cold because they can’t afford enough heat in their homes. This has caused cold releated illnesses and even deaths.

    Is this coming to Ontario soon?

  2. It’s already here………I have talked with pensioners locally who can’t turn their heat on past 55 degrees F because they can’t afford both heat and water bills!…………..sitting in their kitchens holding a steaming cup of tea wrapped in Hudson Bay blankets………..Nice legacy for the “Golden Years!”

    This Government is full of heartless CRIMINALS!

  3. Well 55 F is low enough for people to suffer cold related illnesses. Too bad we don’t have a numbers estitmate for people in this situation.

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