Coal Outperforms Wind Power During UK Wind Week!

Reposted from NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

NOVEMBER 27, 2020tags: Electricity

By Paul Homewood

h/t Joe Public

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https://twitter.com/nationalgriduk/status/1331296025793998858

With an impeccable sense of timing, some bright spark decided to make this UK Wind Week.

Perhaps they should have called it UK NO Wind Week!

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https://gridwatch.co.uk/Wind

Sat under an anticyclone, Britain’s contribution from wind power since yesterday has been less than 1GW, around 2% of the total electricity generated. This situation is expected to last a few more days yet.

As ever, it is fossil fuels which have come to the rescue, with gas currently supplying 60% of the nation’s power, and even coal, which has been fired up to give 7%.

Indeed, in the last day we have had more power from coal than from wind.

Thirteen years ago, the Labour government promised us that wind power could be powering every home by this year. (I wonder where I have heard that lately!)

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2007/dec/10/politics

And we were supposed to run out of gas by now, because of disruption to supplies!

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https://www.theguardian.com/science/2003/jul/01/sciencenews.greenpolitics

We are governed by idiots.

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November 29, 2020 at 04:52AM

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