‘Green’ Scotland relying on French nuclear power

December 31, 2010 16:45

SCOTLAND’S wind farms are unable to cope with the freezing weather conditions – grinding to a halt at a time when electricity demand is at a peak, forcing the country to rely on power generated by French nuclear plants.

This would be funny if it wasn’t so sad that people have been conned out of their hard earned money to waste it on leftist Utopian dreams that even if they worked all the time would do nothing for the environment and make electricity cost more. Big wind farms are a giant con job kept alive by makers of windmills and and the people who profit from the transfer of money at each step of the green ponzi scheme. ~ Editor

Jane Bradley at NEWS.Scotsman.com has the story:


Output from major wind farms fell to as low as 2.5 per cent of their potential generation capacity during the cold snap as power demand rose to close to the highest level yet recorded, new figures have revealed.

Meteorologists say extremely cold temperatures can occur only when there is little or no wind and icy pockets of air are trapped close to the ground, prompting accusations from anti- wind-farm campaigners that wind power cannot be relied on to meet Scotland’s electricity needs in the depths of winter.

Shortly before 5:30pm on both days, wind power production fell to 62MW and 61 MW respectively – just 2.5 per cent of its total capacity.

At the same time on both occasions, the UK’s electricity usage rose to about 60,000MW – one of the highest ever levels of demand. Electricity demand in the UK rarely rises above 60,000MW.

Wind farms are designed to run at an average of 30 per cent of their generation capacity throughout a year.


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