Monday, December 22, 2008

The good and the not so good.

From the Sunday Telegraph yesterday:
"The British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) has agreed to scale down its calculation for the amount of harmful carbon dioxide emission that can be eliminated by using wind turbines to generate electricity instead of burning fossil fuels such as coal or gas".

So, wind power is not as effective or as efficient as they would have us believe, but then:

"The move is a serious setback for the advocates of wind power, as it will be regarded as a concession that twice as many wind turbines as previously calculated will be needed to provide the same degree of reduction in Britain's carbon emissions".

The solution - build twice as many as we previously calculated! Whoever is in charge of BWEA's PR - get them into the environmental sector.


Blogger DorsetDipper said...

so how long before its only half as effective again? And we have to build twice as many again?

7:24 PM  

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