It's not asking much, is it? We want the light switch to turn the lights on any time night or day; this includes 3:00 am, when we've got to get up and find the Alka-Seltzer. In other words, living in an industrialised, developed-world country should entitle us to power on tap 24/7. We want the rest of the world to get up to this standard; we don't want to drop down to a standard lower than this.
So getting away from the figures so beloved by the wind industry and supporters, which are always averages, percentages and totals, what amount of electricity actually gets into the grid from this proposed steel rain forest (less the bio-diversity) of turbines and interconnecting grids, pumped storage and OCGT back-up?
From 'A Report by Stuart Young': ANALYSIS OF UK WIND POWER GENERATION, March 2011
The final two paragraphs of: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
This analysis uses publicly available data for a 26 month period between November 2008 and December 2010 and the facts in respect of the above assertions are:
|GE Hitachi - PRISM Power Block|
So be honest - what's the point in subsidising this inconsequential technology? Why spend massive amounts of already taxed income (much of it from those who can least afford it) on a mass of interconnected wind farms, when breeder reactors can do it all anyway?