Sunday, 23 December 2012
Taxpayers subsidising wind turbines are getting an even worse deal than many realise according to this article. The main findings are that their life-expectancy is only 10 to 15 years instead of the 25 years quoted by the wind industry, also they become less efficient as they get older. All this means that the government need a lot more of them to try to replace the traditional fossil fuel generation (if we ignore their intermittency - which we can't). What it ought to mean is that we simply don't need them and we can't afford them.