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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Hydro Beats Windmills - Again...

More observations...  just spotted that yet again - the miniscule installed base of hydro electricity has produced more power when it's actually needed than all the windmills:

Which makes it all the more exasperating that the generation of hydro electricity at Avoncliff is still stalled by the antics of the Environment Agency. If you're curious you can see what the present state of electricity generation in the UK is right this minute on the power dashboard for the country at http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/  which is where we grabbed this graph.


  1. Eargh!

    How many billions of public money has been poured into simply building windmills never mind subsidising their operation (including compensation for "too much wind") and the folk lucky enough to have a hydro scheme have by and large paid for it themselves and receive a lower subsidy!

    And we - the electricity and gas users are being illegally scalped for 15% of our bills to pay for this travesty.

    It's maad

  2. Yep, 9am till midnight by the look of it... = all day! Small admittedly in the grand scheme of things but it would have been satisfying to have contributed a few thousan kilowatt hours to the green bit :-)


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