Britain has decided that national policy should be to make more and more of the country dependent on wind energy. Wind energy isn’t only much, much more expensive than other types, it is also unreliable. Sometimes the wind just doesn’t blow. The people of the UK expect the lights to come on during calm weather, however. To that end, Britain is installing thousands of CO2 spewing, very, very expensive diesel generators as backup.
Thousands of dirty diesel generators are being secretly prepared all over Britain to provide emergency back-up to prevent the National Grid collapsing when wind power fails.
And under the hugely costly scheme, the National Grid is set to pay up to 12 times the normal wholesale market rate for the electricity they generate.
One of the main beneficiaries of the stopgap plan is the Government itself, which stands to make hundreds of millions of pounds by leasing out the capacity of the generators in public-sector property including NHS hospitals, prisons, military bases, police and fire headquarters, schools and council offices.
But the losers will be consumers who can expect yet further hikes in their electricity bills in the name of ‘combating climate change’.
The scheme is expected to cost £1 billion a year by 2015, adding five per cent to energy bills.
I remember when I was a kid and windmills were the past and nuclear was the future. Funny how the environmental loons have reversed that.