Wednesday, 4 February 2009

How wind power works

You may have noticed that the City experienced a light dusting of snow on Monday - which meant that we all cranked up the heating a notch or two.
So which energy sources provided most of the electricty to the National Grid that day? Here are the Grid's figures - which have fallen into my lap - showing exactly why wind power is a great oxymoron.

Gas: 30.4%
Coal: 48.6%
Nuclear: 16.4% and er,
Wind (it never blows when you need it): 0.3%

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