....In your dreams.
1 - The subsidy and payment system for wind energy is aboutto be changed…upwards !!
The new Energy Bill proposes to replace the ROC system withwhat amounts to a guaranteed price called a 'Strike Price'.
Upto 3x higher than the current wholesale price forelectricity, which is around £47 per MWh.
The proposal is for
£100 per MWh for on land wind,
£125 per MWh for solar
£155 per MWh for offshore wind.
The cost to the consumer will be about £4.3 billion in2015/16, Rising to £7.6 billion in 2020/21.
The prices have been set deliberately high to encourageinvestors to build more wind farms, this could lead to the doubling of theprice paid to windfarmers, ('renewables' milked us of £ billions last yr; seedetails on this site- http://www.variablepitch.co.uk/finance/).
2 - After years of telling us that little or no backup wasrequired for 'renewables', the latest government wind scam, is that of using dirtydiesel as backup, with all the environmental & pollution implications.
A new industry has now developed, where an entrepreneur buyslarge container based Gensets, puts them in a field, connect them to the grid &picks up a fat cheque, just for being available…. & another if theygenerate.
It is expected to cost us £1 billiona year by 2015, adding five per cent to energy bills !!
There are advanced proposals to set up a system offering to pay up to 12 x the current wholesale pricefor electricity from standby generators owned by supermarkets, hospitals, datacenters, in fact anyone who has one.
This standby generation is required because of the intermittencyof wind & solar. Read more here:- http://tinyurl.com/k2vvasm
Over the last month the average production from wind hasbeen less than 6 % of its stated capacity.
As I write this, the UKs 5,000 wind turbines are producing amere 1 % of demand, (sewage & landfill gas is giving 2x as much).
So much for the 'abundant free clean green energy' we were promised !!
3 - Now is the perfect time to write to the Rt. Hon MichaelFallon MP, the Energy Minister, about wind energy prices.
Further details + diy letter format here- http://tinyurl.com/nxjzzs6
Do they cost us money -YES
Are the subsidies a scam – YES
Are they a good investment for thedeveloper – YES
Do they cut CO2 – NO
Do they give reliable energy - NO
Do they give energy security - NO
Are they fit for purpose - NO
Should webuild more – NO
They are the wrong technology forthe job, chosen by ill-informed politicians, not by engineers.
PS; I'm not a NIMBY…
But, I am proud to be a NIABY(not in anyone's backyard).