[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]



LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind of change  

Credit:  The Scotsman | 04 March 2014 | www.scotsman.com ~~

Wind farms receive double the wholesale price for the electricity they produce.

They are even paid to stand idle when there is too much electricity for the grid.

This subsidy is added on to electricity bills, driving up household costs and is worth more than £1 billion a year to wind farm owners.

The Treasury had become alarmed by the huge subsidies being harvested by wind farm developers so under a new scheme, to be introduced later this year, companies will have to sell their electricity to the national grid under a competitive bidding system.

Developers are already starting to abandon plans for new wind farms in Britain because they are “no longer financially viable” which just proves that they are only in it for the eye-
watering subsidies.

Maf Smith, deputy chief executive of RenewableUK, the propaganda machine for the industry, said: “It’s obviously concerning that projects from one of the cheapest sources of renewable energy are being withdrawn.

If wind turbines are the cheapest I hate to think what others are costing.

Do people still believe the propaganda that the “wind is free”?

CLARK CROSS

Springfield Road

Linlithgow

Source:  The Scotsman | 04 March 2014 | www.scotsman.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter