Do Wind Turbines reduce CO2 Emissions? …… NO! … according to an Energy Supply Expert!!!!

Posted: May 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

When you read all the garbage being pushed by Wind Lobby Groups, Green Energy NGO’s and Political spin doctors, not to mention your very own elected officials one would think that Wind Turbines are better than “sliced bread” and will cure the World of those nasty CO2 emissions that are supposed to be killing us and Warming the Planet!

Don’t believe one word of this tripe! Here is an actual REAL story form someone who has worked inside the Energy Supply Field and has a very legitimate background to back up his claims. He is a WORKER who has dealt with this Wind Mess for quite some time!

Wind turbines Do they increase carbon emissions?


Scottish Wind NewsUK Wind News May 18/2012

My name is George Wood, formerly a National Grid Power Systems Operations Engineer at both Regional and National Control Centres and latterly the person who developed the contractual and testing parameters of generation operations on the National Grid Network for Ancillary Services which included load management operation specifications for frequency response and reserve strategies. These strategies were carried over to the existing NETA balancing services.

I do believe that ‘K Le Pairs’ research and others have some merit in being critical of the minimal CO2 savings in the deployment of wind turbines in Electricity Networks. Also, I believe that the more wind-turbines that are deployed, the situation will be exacerbated and that is why more interconnectors to Europe are currently being planned to export or import power to try and even out the wind energy generation outputs when excesses or shortfalls occur. In my view the economics of continuing the ‘dash for more wind turbines’ is nonsensical and will be detrimental to the UK’s ability to compete industrially because of the increased electrical energy costs that would be incurred by having a higher proportion of intermittent wind energy. Wind energy costs twice as much on-shore and three times as much off-shore to that of existing conventional energy power stations and the potential for using shale gas through CCGT’s at much lower costs should become an even lower cost alternative strategy, with lower CO2 emissions. These developments could replace existing power stations on existing sites without the need for new transmission connections. Also, existing nuclear power plants should be replaced by new nuclear developments on existing power station sites and again avoiding the need for new transmission networks.

I do not believe you can escape the double capacity build of power plants through the deployment of wind-turbines in the UK, as the possible huge scale of interconnection builds with Europe will not overcome the fact that in the middle of winter there can be high pressure weather zones over Europe and the UK at the same time. Power systems are designed to meet the highest electricity demand conditions which, as has been mentioned, will undoubtedly often occur at the same time in Europe and the UK. So, all-in-all, I doubt that a true economic case can be made for building many European interconnectors on the grounds of one system aiding the other to avoid capacity shortfalls and there must be a limited number of interconnectors that could be justified through daily transfer exchanges.



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