Wind 12.40%, 2 – 34 mph, Wales 8 – 16 mph 0720 Local Time

The wind speed in the Betws area is now an effective 5 mph, an average of 14 mph minus 9 mph needed to start the turbines. This is far below the rated value of 20 – 40 mph at which it is claimed that the turbines are most efficient. Any claim from the wind lobby is open to complete doubt. It is absolutely obvious from the data on this blog for the last six months daily that the Betws wind turbines are completely useless. Solar is now 0.00%, a bright and shining achievement amid perennial fog, rain and cloud, so once more, these useless panels have been dumped on Mawr in an effort to get subsidies. Farmers in Mawr can no longer farm without subsidies of various kinds. Only a hundred years ago they were all self sufficient. Hydro is a dismal 2.9%. In this case hydro production is actually cut back to maximize subsidies. Nuclear is flat out, producing many tons of radioactive waste and probably leaking radioactivity as at Trawsfynydd. So energy policy is a ghastly fiasco, ministers either do not know what they are doing, or have been taken over by various lobbies.

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