Irony Alert: Britain’s Coal Power Plants Outperform Wind Power During “UK Wind Week”!

Not enough to ruffle your hair.

 

The British are masters of irony. Fitting then that during what was declared as ‘UK Wind Week’ its wind power output was utterly risible.

Fitting too that it follows Boris ‘Bonkers’ Johnson’s announcement that he plans to run Britain entirely on breezes by the end of the decade.

In an apparent contest of one-upmanship, Boris and his wind industry mates have been making more outlandish claims about Britain’s wind powered future, by the day.

Paul Homewood clearly relishes the chance to take the wind out of their sails.

Coal Outperforms Wind Power In UK Wind Week!
Not a Lot of People Know That
Paul Homewood
27 November 2020

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!

http://grid.iamkate.com/

 

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!)

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!

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

We are governed by idiots.
Not a Lot of People Know That

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December 15, 2020 at 12:31AM

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