Wind Drought in Britain Leaves Turbines at a Standstill

Highlights need for back up generation when wind isn’t blowing

5 June 2018 – Britain has gone seven days with almost no wind generation and forecasts show no increase in wind output in coming days.

Meanwhile, Australian authorities warn that wind droughts, which can last for months, are an inevitable consequence of climate change.

“The Australian CSIRO BOM recently explained a three month wind drought in South Australia, with more to come in the future, was an inevitable consequence of climate change.

Unfortunately for anyone looking to the CSIRO Australian government agencies for climate guidance, this was a revision to a 2011 CSIRO prediction that climate change would create stronger winds.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-05/wind-disappears-in-britain-leaving-turbines-at-a-standstill

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/06/prolonged-wind-drought-crushes-british-turbine-output/

Thanks to Sonya Porter and Laurel for these links

“Stop giggling,” says Sonya!

“Sending this with MUCH laughter,” says Laurel. “Wind drought???? “We usually would call it blissfully calm weather and enjoy it without earaches. Can’t help but find it hilarious and once again sigh at the ugliness of the turbines the blot on the landscape bird-shredding blight …. and the wasted billions spent that could have gone to reliable clean coal power.”

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June 8, 2018 at 10:02PM

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