“Estimates show there’s more than enough renewables developments either up and running or in the pipeline to potentially meet the 10 per cent goal.” (10% electricity from renewable sources by 2010)
The Government’s latest statement in the Independant gives an optimistic outlook for meeting our renewable energy targets. James Vaccaro from Triodos says that there are not the resources in the UK energy market to build massive wind farms and that a series of small wind farms (10MW) are needed.
I am not sure what James Vaccaro means by a lack of resources. I believe we need varying size wind farm sites from small to large in all different parts of the UK partly, because there are not enough big wind farm sites and also smaller wind farms closer to their demanding consumers will be greener and more sustainable if there are good wind speeds.
What do other people think is best – large wind farms focussed in areas of high wind speed or not as efficient wind farms located closer to points of demand – wind farm cities in Scotland or wind farm hamlets across the UK?