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Friday 18 May 2007 8.55pm
ADT wrote:
They'll become a much bigger problem if the green element of government keep on going with increasing the percentage of renewable energy generation over fossil fueled/nuclear power without changing the network structure.

No they won't, don't worry. Fortunately, renewable energy sources are well known as being totally unreliable. Therefore, for every unit of electricity that is generated by wind power and supplied to the grid it is necessary to have a coal-fired station generating - and wasting - a unit of electricity just in case the wind turbines stop turning for a second.

Because coal-fired stations cannot be turned on and off at a second's notice, they have to waste the entirety of the energy they generate... in order to cover for wind turbines.

Based on current wind supplies, wind turbines can never create a net positive impact on our energy supplies. Indeed, they are a drain. Worse still, they are destroying some of the wildest and most beautiful parts of our nation and have a devastating effect on birds. Best of all, we need energy most during prolonged calm periods of high pressure during the winter (= very cold, thus energy required for heating) and summer (= very hot, thus required for air conditioning)... when the wind does not blow.
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