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“70-85% of the time”

During the recent storm over UK Energy Minister John Hayes’ rather silly comments about onshore wind farms, the Green Party leader¬†Natalie Bennett¬†made a quite curious intervention to the debate. Most curious was the following challenge, a taunt if you will, to those who say the intermittency of wind is a problem:

No energy source functions 100% of the time – but still as Green Party leader I still get the truly clueless question from media sources that really should know better, variations of: “But the wind doesn’t blow all of the time so wind power can’t work, can it?” In fact, wind turbines produce electricity 70-85% of the time and last year generated enough electricity for more than 3.5 million homes. Continue reading