October 2012 – 12.05pm – UK Wind Energy output!

Yes folks, start your generators up. The total wind output is presently 0.26gw for the whole of the UK, on shore and off shore. Enough to boil  just 92,ooo kettles!  Not sure what the other 64.9 million people will be doing? Perhaps Mr. Cameron should be considering the supply situation, not making facile comments on cheaper tariffs.  There was a day when you had one national price with a discount for night time (Economy 7) and discounts for large industrial users. Now you have more choices than in a bag of smarties. As like smarties, electricity comes in one shape – 50 htz. Competition between suppliers will always create some variation but we have Ofgem to oversee the industry, so why such a bruach. We note U-switch crying foul but in a well regulated industry they should not even be necessary. At every level of the industry we now have a load of wheeler dealers all taking a rake off.  Come on Mr. Cameron, get real!

20th October – SNP Conference – Perth March – 0.22 Gigglewatts. (Would that even power the Perth Conference Centre?)

21st October – Post SNP conference – 94.8% of UK power requirements comes from existing energy sources, either coal, gas, nuclear(including French) and hydro, with Biomass (Drax and Tilbury) adding their three pennyworth. UK Wind is producing 1.24%. The  balance made up from various other sources including Dutch interconnector(0.99gw).


About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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