But I would welcome being corrected if I\’m wrong.
So, they\’ve taken the amount of electricity that is generated from wind.
And they\’ve looked at the amount being generated from gas.
And they\’ve seen that when wind goes up, gas goes down. This means that wind does indeed reduce CO2 emissions so Nyah, Nyah.
But that\’s not quite what I understand the case against wind reducing CO2 to be.
Rather, that you have to have the gas spinning away on standby, not producing electricity but still consuming fuel and thus producing CO2, while you\’re consuming the electricity from wind.
It\’s not the CO2 from the backup gas production that is the problem, it\’s the CO2 from the backup gas while not producing that is.
And that, of course, is something that you cannot divine from looking at the electricity production statistics.
It\’s entirely possible that I\’ve got the wrong end of the stick here so if I have please do correct me. Be gentle though….