John Constable, research director at the Renewable Energy Foundation, said wind has been generating at a sixth of total capacity for much of the last couple of weeks, dropping to almost zero at times.
"This shows that wind provides very little firm, reliable capacity," he said. "At times of high demand in cold weather there is a tendency for there to be no wind."
Power generator E.On said wind energy supplies have dipped 60 per cent in the last couple of weeks, when compared to the last fortnight in December
Yes, that\’s right, in the middle of a cold snap, at the time of peak demand, wind doesn\’t actuallly produce any (or much) power.
Bit of a bugger really for those advocating that we have even more windmills, eh? We\’ll all be shivering in the dark in the name of Gaia then.