Met Office Hints That Wind Power Has Been A Disaster For Scotland

Met Office experts will be presenting new ways to maximise wind farm investment at wind energy conferences in Scotland this week in light of the volatility of wind resource over the last year.

Weather patterns, and crucially wind speeds, underpin the success for this type renewable energy. The severe gales experienced in Scotland last month coupled with the generally lower than average wind speeds experienced over the last year demonstrate the challenges of wind as a renewable energy resource.

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8 Responses to Met Office Hints That Wind Power Has Been A Disaster For Scotland

  1. Anything is possible says:

    No problem, the IPCC will simply geo-engineer the climate so the wind blows at a steady 15mph in perpetuity.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    • Jimbo says:

      This SCAM’s end-game is lucrative geo-engineering projects. Follow the money my friends, follow the money. The SCAM is bound to fail in a cooling world – people can be duped during 30 years of mostly natural warming after which they laugh and say no more.

  2. Jimbo says:

    This past winter Scotland was forced to buy nuclear energy from France. The irony is really sad. ;(

  3. Andy WeissDC says:

    Sounds like when I used to fly kites as a kid. Either too windy or not enough wind. Did once keep a kite in the air for over 24 hours, with the string coming thru the bedroom window.

    • Mike Davis says:

      I flew kites as recently as 2002. I recently got rid of my kites because I do not have a clear field on my tree farm.

  4. Lance says:

    Actually, i’ll blame this on CO2, its heavier than air, and thus, when it decends, stops the winds from blowing. it targets wind farms and poor African nations. In addition, it causes river flows in the Western USA to increase periodically, before it targets “fire ravaged” states….need i continue…nah…

  5. Blade says:

    “Met Office experts will be presenting new ways to maximise wind farm investment at wind energy conferences in Scotland this week in light of the volatility of wind resource over the last year.”

    In other (fake but believable) news …

    Destitute gamblers lobby Nevada lawmakers for a roulette volatility stimulus package.

  6. @Jimbo

    Scotland does not ‘buy nuclear energy from France’ – the UK national Grid regularly imports and slightly less regularly exports up to 2GW through the interconnector. We are currenty – as I post this – importing 899MW frm France and generating 1037MW frm wind. The two figures are completely unconnected.

    The total UK power consumed in 2010 was 335,104GWHr; of that 2,894GWHr came from France but that is the net figure. In January & February 2011 (during the Winter that Jimbo is referring to) we were pretty close to being a net exporter to France with an average of 1.5GWHr in either direction on some days ie near full capacity.

    Sorry to but into this cosy club with some facts – but better wind forecasting/modelling to ensure windfarms are built in the right places seems like common sense to me, not a demonstration of the complete failure of the technology.

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