Scottish Daily Mail
Wind power folly
LAST week, Hunterston B nuclear power station, capable of supplying 1.7million homes, was shut down. It had provided clean electricity for 46 years.
Lang Banks, of WWF Scotland, said that renewable electricity will fill the gap left by Hunterston B – despite wind turbines being unreliable. Over the last 12 months, gas has supplied 41.8 per cent of UK electricity, nuclear 16.4 per cent and wind 18.7 per cent.
No matter how many inefficient wind turbines there are, if the wind does not blow then no electricity. Britain needs new reliable gas and nuclear power plants or the lights will go out.
CLARK CROSS, Linlithgow, West Lothian.
A SAD day for Scottish nuclear power when Hunterston B closed last week after providing enough power for all Scottish homes for 31 years.
The SNP anti-nuclear policy means that we will now have to import more gas at very high prices as massive investment in wind power proves consistently expensive and unreliable.
DENNIS FORBES GRATTAN, Bucksburn, Aberdeen.