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Intermittency of UK wind power generation 2011 and 2012

Derek Partington, formerly a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Physics and Institute of Measurement and Control, has analysed the published data on UK wind turbine output for a two-year period and concludes that wind farms can make no significant contribution to the country's electricity grid without an equivalent conventional generation backup. His report and an appendix of further data can be downloaded below.  

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Future costs of UK energy supply

The Scientific Alliance recently published part 1 of an examination of National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios, dealing with security of supply. We are now pleased to publish part 2 - cost of supply. The authors - Dr Capell Aris and Colin Gibson - conclude that building more gas and nuclear stations would be considerably less expensive than any of the NG scenarios, as well as offering better energy security.

What's New

14 October 2016: Read the new report by Dr Capell Aris, published jointly with the Adam Smith Institute - Solar power in Britain: the Impossible Dream