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Constraint payments in Scotland soar by 1,300%

Don’t you just love wind farms! 

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Stirling Castle From the Times, 11th May 2014

PAYMENTS to green energy firms under a controversial government scheme that compensates them for wasted power have soared by more than 1,300%.

About £35m has been awarded since the start of the financial year to the owners of 21 renewables projects — all of them in Scotland — because Britain’s power network could not cope with the energy they produced.

The figure is a huge increase on the £2.4m paid in 2011-12 under the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change’s “connect and manage” scheme.

Campaigners warn the compensation payments, paid for by the public through their electricity bills, will continue to increase as more wind farms are built. A 2009 report by Frontier Economics for regulator Ofgem estimated the cost of the scheme would reach £2bn by 2020.

A Question not asked, or answered, yet is would constraint payments be made to a…

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Dougal Quixote strikes again.

 Dougal Quixote describes himself as “Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool’s gold”.

 His Windfarmaction blog is always worth a read, but I thought todays video offering called Arcadia, was particularly good, click here to see more.

The truth about wind farms.

An MP that actually tells it straight is very rare indeed, in a world where power and profit seem to be the only things that count, and bol***ks to our wild places. I don’t know what his other views are, but Sammy Wilson from Northern Island would get my vote on renewables!

Follow this link to Dugal Quixote’s windfarmaction blog, to watch and wonder at the rare sight of an MP who talks sense about wind power!

Enjoy!