Monday, 19 December 2016
What do we Want - Wind Farms ----- Where do we want them - Nature Reserves !!
Hark ! - The cry of the Lesser Spotted Environmentalist.
Habitat: Urban and Metropolitan Back Yards.
Then along comes Aikengall II
Comprising of 22 x 3.6 MW turbines with a total of 79.2 MW installed capacity it will deliver 208,138 MWh per year for its 25 year 'Operational Phase'.
That's 5.2 TWh of [intermittent] electricity in total at a cost of £120 million: Cost October 21 2016
But Hinkley point C nuclear power plant will deliver 1,513.7 TWh of [24/7] electricity over its 60 year design life, so we'd need to build 191 onshore wind farms of this capacity to deliver as much [intermittent] electricity as Hinkley.
And that would cost: £34.92 billion
Costing 94% more than Hinkley !!
and just imagine what this does to the pristine ecosystems and rare species on that 1 site: