Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Firms paid to shut down wind farms when the wind is blowing

Subject: txt intl grn engry crpt - bbro sclm -
Britain's biggest wind farm companies are to be paid not to produce electricity when the wind is blowing. Energy firms will receive thousands of pounds a day per wind farm to turn off their turbines... 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.

The 'intermittent' nature of wind makes such farms unreliable providers of electricity...


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