There can be no other way to explain what countries world-wide are pulling off on their citizens right now with their Wind Turbine and Solar electrical generation schemes!!!
If one listens to the “fraudsters” who happen to be the pro-green lobby along with the por-green politicos, one would think they live on another planet where green cheese and fairies is a way of life!
Reality is a bit more harsh and painful.
The most universally shared painful part is the massive cost increase in electrical consumption that if isn’t changed now and completely re-adjusted to past cost levels may well render half the bloody planet homeless or worse force them into caves!
But then isn’t that the intent here? To unleash the Agenda 21 policies on the world to render all Industrialized nations into the scrap heap of history and share all the ills of the world so that humanity can reach a new LOW?
“Beware sheep dressed in Green wolf’s clothing”!
The dirty secret of Britain’s power madness: Polluting diesel generators built in secret by foreign companies to kick in when there’s no wind for turbines – and other insane but true eco-scandals
- Moving to wind power is expected to cost £1 billion a year by 2015
- Official figures on the size of the green economy are extremely misleading
- They exaggerate the worth of the sector by up to 700 per cent
PUBLISHED: 23:27 GMT, 13 July 2013 | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 13 July 2013
Thousands of dirty diesel generators are being secretly prepared all over Britain to provide emergency back-up to prevent the National Grid collapsing when wind power fails.
And under the hugely costly scheme, the National Grid is set to pay up to 12 times the normal wholesale market rate for the electricity they generate.
One of the main beneficiaries of the stopgap plan is the Government itself, which stands to make hundreds of millions of pounds by leasing out the capacity of the generators in public-sector property including NHS hospitals, prisons, military bases, police and fire headquarters, schools and council offices.
But the losers will be consumers who can expect yet further hikes in their electricity bills in the name of ‘combating climate change’.
The scheme is expected to cost £1 billion a year by 2015, adding five per cent to energy bills.
This scheme is a direct consequence of the renewable energy policy adopted by the Coalition but first developed by Tony Blair in response to EU renewables directives to reduce Britain’s carbon emissions by 20 per cent by 2020.
As more and more wind turbines are built to replace fossil fuels, so the National Grid will become increasingly unstable because wind power is intermittent, unpredictable and unreliable.
Wind now constitutes about ten per cent of Britain’s energy mix. Under current Government targets, the plan is to increase this to 25 per cent by 2020.
Last year, Professor Hughes estimated the cost of creating this wind capacity by 2020 to be £124 billion. To produce the same amount of energy from gas would cost just £13 billion.
The National Grid’s eye-wateringly expensive solution to counter the instability of wind power is known as the Short Term Operational Reserve, or STOR, to generate a reserve capacity of eight gigawatts (GW) by 2020, the equivalent of about five nuclear plants.
The diesel-generators will provide immediate computer-controlled back-up for that significant period when the wind turbines are not working, but at a hefty premium.
Currently the wholesale price for electricity is around £50 per megawatt hour (MWh) but diesel-generator owners will be paid £600 per MWh.
At 12 times above the market rate, this represents a bigger cash bonanza even than that currently enjoyed by wind developers, who receive a subsidised price of between two and three times the market rate, depending on whether their turbines are on land or offshore.
Although STOR was devised in April 2007 and modified in December 2010, it has not been widely advertised by the Coalition. Besides making energy considerably more expensive, it would appear to make a mockery of David Cameron’s promise to lead the ‘greenest government ever’.