Here we get the information from an article in the Daily Mail titled “Why Britain has become much less windy over the past 30 years.” If true one has to ask why the big push for more wind power in the UK? A Dr. Robert Vautard, of the Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences in Gif sur Yvette, France, has made this discovery.
According to an astonishing new study, the weather has got noticeably less windy over the last few decades.
Since the 1970s, the average near surface wind speeds across Europe have dropped by between 10 to 15 per cent.
To meet Europe’s tough climate change targets, up to 10,000 new onshore and offshore turbines are planned over the next eight years.
‘An important question is whether wind power energy production is likely to be affected by wind stilling in the future,’ said Dr Vautard.
Yes, I would say that’s an important question that should be answered before they start spending billions on wind power that may be even less efficient that it already is.
It might be real interesting to see what effect this has had on the weather, too. Perhaps a lot of weather claimed to be the result of global warming is could perhaps be the result of less wind?
Regardless not looking into this further before putting up more wind turbines is CO2 Insanity.
Source: Daily Mail