Wind Power–Some Basic Facts


By Paul Homewood

We see many glowing articles about wind power, and renewable lobbyists, such as Renewable UK, are often given undue space in the media to peddle mistruths.

This article is designed to lay out some of the basic facts. It will naturally concentrate mainly on the UK, but I believe it will have relevance elsewhere too.

Renewable lobbyists like to emphasise how “clean” wind power is, and how many tonnes of CO2 are saved.

Others will argue that wind farms are a long way from being environmentally friendly, and arguably save little CO2 anyway.

I am not going to get into these debates, as they are subjective, and therefore not relevant to an objective analysis.

Capacity and Outputs

So, first to some basic facts.

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One thought on “Wind Power–Some Basic Facts

  1. nottrampis

    some very specious logic. It is is intermittent you should not have it???

    Coal is subsidized because in had externailties that has no price component on!



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