The Anonymous Widower

New Windfarms Will Not Cost Billpayers After Subsidies Hit Record Low

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Guardian.

This is the first paragraph.

The UK’s next wave of offshore wind farms will generate clean electricity at no extra cost to consumers after record low-subsidy deals fell below the market price for the first time.

I have deliberately chosen to print this report from the Guardian, as they generally research carefully what they print and wouldn’t print anything that was parroting government PR.

Until they or another trusted source says otherwise, I’ll believe that we’ll be getting cheap wind-generated electricity.

There is another fact about this announcement; the timing!

Did the government deliberately time, something that even The Guardian would feel is good news to appear on the day when everyone is travelling to the Labour Conference in Brighton?

September 21, 2019 - Posted by | World | ,

2 Comments »

  1. Onshore wind would be even cheaper. There was a case in Germany where an onshore wind farm needed zero subsidy.

    As opposed to a guaranteed strike price of £92 for Nuclear and paying Coal and Oil fired power stations to not produce electricity, just to provide peak power.

    So we need cheap renewables and large amounts of energy storage. Fortunately if we replace a lot of ICEVs with BEVs and they are charged at home smart grid solutions will use the Batteries in BEVs as this energy storage.

    Regards

    Tim

    Comment by Tim Regester | September 22, 2019 | Reply

    • There are also plans to recycle traction batteries as energy storage for houses and other local uses.

      We will also see hydrogen produced offshore by electrolysis and piped to the shore and used in the gas grid.

      Comment by AnonW | September 22, 2019 | Reply


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