Under a target agreed with the EU, Britain is committed within ten years — at astronomic expense — to generating nearly a third of its electricity from renewable sources, mainly through building thousands more wind turbines.
However the penny is finally dropping for almost everyone — except our politicians — that to rely on windmills to keep our lights on is a colossal and very dangerous act of self-deception.
Take, for example, a 350ft monstrosity in England that performed so poorly (working at only 15 per cent of its capacity) that the $260,000 government subsidy given to its owners was more than the $200,000 worth of electricity it produced last year!
That's right, one wind turbine made a net loss of $60,000!
Meanwhile, official figures have confirmed that during those freezing, windless weeks around Christmas in England, when electricity demand was at record levels, the contribution made by Britain’s 3,500 turbines was minuscule.
To keep British homes warm they were having to import vast amounts of power from nuclear reactors in France.
So a question to Bob Brown of the Greens:
"When you close most of our coal fired power stations as you intend to do, where will our electricity come from? We don't have any nuclear power plants!"
Wind turbines are so expensive that Holland recently became the first country in Europe to abandon its EU renewable energy target, announcing that it is to slash its annual subsidy by billions of euros.
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