Backup power for wind turbines could soon be costing billions

lods of money

This just makes me think of the politicians as headless chickens! Although their policies have come home to roost, they are blinded by adherence to EU controls and still in the thrall of the Green Gods. And while they think up even more ludicrous alternatives, with the foreign energy generators going through their back pockets for massive subsidies before they will build new power stations, they still can’t see that we now need a Churchillian figure to lead the Country from the slough of despond. What have we got? Cameron, Clegg, Davey and now Fallon. Will the last person to leave turn out the light. Oh, don’t bother. It won’t be working anyhow!

Quixotes Last Stand

The National Grid’s latest plan is taking off into the weirdest scheme yet, thanks to our politicians’ obsession with wind turbines

Christopher Booker — The Telegraph (U.K.) — August 3, 2013

Occasionally, one comes across a story so mind-blowingly unexpected and out-of-left-field that it seems hard for readers to take on board that it is true. Such is the story I first reported here last month, under the heading, “Our lights will stay on, but it’ll cost us a fortune”, about the scheme being devised by the National Grid to solve what has long been the most intractable problem created by the Government’s plan to see the best part of £110 billion spent in seven years on building tens of thousands more wind turbines – namely, how to keep our national grid “balanced” when it has to cope with all those unpredictably wild fluctuations in the speed of the wind.

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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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