Proponents of wind power contend that this renewable source of energy will help reduce emissions of c02 and other pollution.  But is this true?  Well not according to respected British energy expert and scientist Richard Courtney, who has this to say: “Electricity is constantly needed, but wind farms only provide it when the wind is strong enough, but not too strong.  Thermal power stations offer it all the time, using fuel and releasing emissions.  They provide electricity when wind farms are not working, and they operate spinning standby when wind farms are working.  Wind farms don’t provide useful electricity.  They merely force power stations to operate spinning standby.  So wind farms don’t reduce power station emissions.  But they may increase emissions.”

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