Chris Huhne launched Wind Week 2010

His comments about becoming a net energy exporting nation particularly caught my ear:

(Also on YouTube here.)

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  • If our roof was sturdy enough we’d be well placed for one here, we lose so many roof tiles a year to the wind up on the Holmfirth Cliff we might as well make something from it

  • Ironically the FT has this story today:
    “One of the biggest investors in UK wind power will warn the government on Tuesday that it must extend subsidies for the industry or risk losing investment as European countries vie to build up wind capacity.”

    Goodness knows what level of subsidies would be needed to allow us to export wind generated electricity.

  • The net exporter comment is a bit misleading, but offshore wind is definitely the future (onshore is too controversial).

  • @matt but it is vastly expensive!

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