Go Green, Get Diesel!!


we need another word than mere ‘hypocrisy’ for this.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t 1saveenergy

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http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1635862.ece

As we know, many operators have been signing up to provide standby generating capacity, for when intermittent renewables fail to supply power.

Many of these rely on parks of diesel generators for this. Now it appears that green power companies are getting in on the act. The Sunday Times (unfortunately paywalled) reports:

BRITAIN’S green energy barons are getting huge taxpayer subsidies to install diesel generators — exactly the kind of polluting energy source their wind and solar farms are meant to replace.

Wind and solar power firms are being encouraged to install the generators, which pour out CO2, a greenhouse gas, and toxic nitrogen dioxide, on their sites in order to provide standby generating capacity and prevent the lights going out during periods of peak demand.

The giant Roundponds solar farm, near Melksham, Wiltshire, is among the first green generators to take advantage…

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