Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Doon n Gloom - Electricity Bills going up!!!

Every now and again I read an article and it takes me three paragraphs of sensationalised bullshit before I even get to the meat of the story.

A report claims that if the Government continues to chase renewable wind power, the average household bill will soar by £1,000, costing homes £26billion by 2030.

The report, submitted to the Lords Science and Technology Select Committee, was authored by the Scientific Alliance.

The push for a greater reliance on wind power has been labelled a 'folly' likely to drastically raise the price of the average electricity bills

The Scientific Alliance said the Government's aims to have 35 per cent of electrical energy generated from renewable sources by 2020 will 'not be achieved in their entirety'.

Sir Donald Miller, the former chairman of Scottish Power, said: 'The blind reliance by successive governments on unreliable, intermittent renewable energy has reduced the margin of safety to a critical level."

Sir Donald Miller, one of the authors of the report, was chairman of Scottish Power from 1982 to 1992

The report, stated the electricity production margin for winter next winter was at an 'all time low' of 2 per cent.

'It has been reported that National Grid are taking emergency measures to increase these margins by contracting with owners of small private standby generators for emergency supplies.

It is not known to what extent this will be helpful, but the costs per KWhr are likely to be high.

By 2020, the supply margins will remain at a 'critical' level due to the planned withdrawal of conventional power generators over the next two years and the inadequate replacement of these with wind farms.

These margins are against the background of no growth in demand and, even so, are likely to result in extended periods of loss of supply over periods of high winter demand.'

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