Wind 14.08%, 3 – 17 mph, Wales 6 – 15 mph, 0719 local time

The average wind speed in the Betws area now is 8 mph, not enough to start the gaint turbines, which need at least 9 mph of wind to start and work effiiciently only with a steady wind of 20 – 40 mph, which never occurs in the British Isles. The percentage contribution of wind to electricity demand is always very variable. It averages rough 7 percent per year for the British Isles and roughly 2 or 3 percent per year in Wales. This can be seen clearly from www.gridwatch,templar.co.uk. The Met Office Wind map shows that high wind is concentratyed in the far north, mainly over Shetland. Solar now is 2.20% of electricity demand and hydro the lowest I have recorded in a year, at an abysmal 0.27%. The contribution of wind, solar and hydro to total energy demand is therefore essentially zero. Total demand is electricity plus solid, liquid and gaseous fuel. Mynydd y Gwair is being ripped to pieces in full view of an intensely angry electorate, up to 90% of which opposes wind turbines. I advocate continuous protest and blocking the access roads with vehicles brought in from all over Waels, and by continuous camping on the access roads by many protest groups. I also advocate continuous strike action and work to rule until all wind turbines are demolished.


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