This message has been sent to me by email by a retired Marine Engineer.....N.D.
........We are told that this wind farm could generate enough clean energy to supply the equivalent of approximately 8,700 homes.
Except of course on the coldest days of winter, when the frost is severe, the wind drops and we actually need electricity.
At these times we need exactly the same number of nuclear, coal, and gas generators that we have always had. The alternative is that the lights go out and the life support machines go off.
Why duplicate our energy system at vast expense for a bit of randomly generated electricity?
Answer - because RWE Renewables stand to make millions sucking on the subsidy teat provided by this Government.
They will get £40 per MWe handed to them from your taxes for 25 years. Guaranteed.
Go to your bank tomorrow and ask to invest your money on a 17% return for 25 years, guaranteed.
See how loud your bank manager can laugh, before he offers you 0.1%.
Mr Elder, the RWE Npower renewables developer, said that the local community stood to receive an investment of £18,000 per year.
Of whose money?
The Royal Academy of Engineering estimates the cost of energy production (pence per Kilowatt hour) as
Gas Fired 2.2
Nuclear 2.3 (including decommissioning)
Coal 2.5 to 3.2
On-shore Wind 5 to 7
Offshore wind - around 10-15 (ND estimate)
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