Powerful NGOs, well-rewarded lobbyists, industry bosses, influential individuals and Parliamentarians – supporters of renewable technologies, are chivvying for 35 GW of onshore wind:
Do you have any idea of the capital cost of 35 GW of onshore wind?
35 GW of onshore wind is 65 Whitelee-sized windfarms. They would have a capital cost £39.00 billion and would generate intermittent electricity, for their 22.5-year lifespan and occupy 3,445 km² of land.
The capital cost of onshore wind for 60 years of generation increases by a ratio of 60:22.5 and rises to £104.00 billion
2X the capital cost of nuclear.
There is no hiding place! There is no room for obfuscation.
Unnecessary waste of precious material.
35 GW of onshore windfarms use an extra 15,180,000 tonnes of steel more than the nuclear power plants.
For all of that steel, 24,290,000 extra tonnes of iron ore will be used and 11,690,000 more tonnes of coal burned.
5.10 TWh of fossil-fuelled energy used ,
966,000 tonnes of coal burned, 3,278,000 tonnes of CO2 released.
Hinkley Point C Vs Whitelee Windfarm: Steel [All Metals] & Concrete