There are now thousands of wind turbines desecrating our countryside. Putting aside how we feel about this, let’s see how much electricity wind power stations actually provide. Let’s see what the wind lobbyists are getting excited about.
The graph below says it all really. No matter how hard the lobbyists huff and puff about wind, this graph shows the facts: This graph shows the electrical power generated over the last six months in the UK and the amount provided by wind energy.
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Pitiful, isn’t it? You can find this graph HERE, where you can play with the individual power providers to see where our power is actually coming from.
For the government to come anywhere near close to it’s targets for renewables, how many turbines do you think they will need? Considering the billions of pounds we as consumers have invested in wind so far and the £200 billion extra they believe will be necessary to achieve these targets, do you think that this is money that is going to be well spent? Our countryside is already plastered with wind farms and protest groups are springing up everyday to fight these ugly leviathans.
The Guardian published this interactive map of windfarms in Britain:
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You can find this map to play around with and zoom in to the highest detail, HERE
Have a play with both websites. These are the facts. How much wind produces and where they want to plonk more industrial sites in our countryside. These sites don’t deal with glossy PR. They show the unvarnished truth.
Tell me what you think about it. Be as frank and as blunt as you like.
8th FEB EDIT: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
I have expanded the graph to make it easier to read for the last couple of complete weeks. The figures speak for themselves. You can see that wind produced very little power at all.
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