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Money blown away; Mailbag.

THE Kirklees Council wind turbine on top of Civic Centre 3 which cost pounds 101,000, has produced pounds 2,078 of electricity, required pounds 6,431 in repairs and maintenance and has been broken down since last March is surely rather an extreme demonstration of the ineffectiveness of wind power? It is evident that wind can NEVER comply with society's demand for a constant flow of electricity.

Never, that is, until we discover an effective way to store it.

Massive government subsidies have made Britain the biggest customer in the world for wind turbines - but surely this is putting the cart before the horse? Redirect that immense amount of money into an effort to discover an effective method of storing electricity (which means a minimal loss of power between input and output) and when we have that then, and only then, could wind power make sense.

ARTHUR QUARMBY Holme
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Feb 15, 2011
Words:150
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