Friday, 13 August 2010

Wind turbines likened to chocolate teapots...

Mike Lowson, Press and Journal Columnist wrote a very engaging article about wind turbines in Scotland, claiming wind energy is "as practical as a chocolate teapot".

He recounts statistics (which we've already mentioned on this blog) regarding the poor under performance of Scotland's present wind turbines - a mere 17% of capacity for five months in 2010 with 5% or less for a third of that period.

Mr Lowson would much rather see investment in tidal energy and after reading his column you may also find yourself in agreement.

I've always believed that the key to renewable energy is making the tools we already use more efficient. Wind, solar or tidal, it doesn't really matter. What matters is getting the most from the resources rather than just blindly building more of them.

You may not agree with the column's conclusions but you'll hopefully enjoy reading it. Click here to do so now.

photo credit: sarah robinson

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