New Normal: Brits Brace For More Routine Blackouts Thanks to Wind Power Obsession

STOP THESE THINGS

If you’re pinning your power needs on the weather, then get set for mixed results. No country has ever powered itself on sunshine and breezes alone; no country ever will. Those that are attempting to do so, in earnest, have come unstuck – eg Australia’s wind and solar capital, South Australia, the only Australian state to ever suffer a statewide blackout. Oh, and SA’s the place that suffers the world’s highest retail power prices, right up there with those other RE behemoths, Denmark and Germany.

And Britain is well on its way to its very own power pricing and supply calamity.

Back in August we reported on a mass blackout that struck Britain, when an offshore wind farm decided to down tools: Blackout Nation: Wind Power Output Collapse Leaves Millions of Brits Totally Powerless

To say that Britain’s once reliable power grid is under threat, is mastery in understatement.

View original post 2,498 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s