Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Britain is becoming less windy"

Another important article by Andrew Gilligan in today's Sunday Telegraph, highlighting the the fact that the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is now probably in a negative phase, which will mean colder winters with less wind for Britain and Europe.

According to the article: "On the coldest days of last month, when the need for power was at its greatest, there was virtually no wind, Britain's 3500 wind turbines were largely idle and almost no electricity was generated by them. "

As he points out at his conclusion, politicians may not be bothered by campaigners protesting about the destruction of the countryside..."But they know that large-scale power cuts, or huge fuel bill rises, would destroy any government that presided over them."

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