Barack Obama has staked the energy future of this country on wind energy:
“Some say” Obama is obsessed with wind energy:
Obama’s speech: There’s a pipe spewing a gazillion gobs of oil into the gulf, so let’s build more windmills
As reported by The Telegraph, Firms paid to shut down wind farms when the wind is blowing:
Energy firms will receive thousands of pounds a day per wind farm to turn off their turbines because the National Grid cannot use the power they are producing.
Critics of wind farms have seized on the revelation as evidence of the unsuitability of turbines to meet the UK’s energy needs in the future. They claim that the ‘intermittent’ nature of wind makes such farms unreliable providers of electricity.
The National Grid fears that on breezy summer nights, wind farms could actually cause a surge in the electricity supply which is not met by demand from businesses and households.
The electricity cannot be stored, so one solution – known as the ‘balancing mechanism’ – is to switch off or reduce the power supplied.
Sure, pursue everything, including wind energy.
But to think that wind will replace carbon-based fuels as a primary energy source is, well, words, just words.