This letter was published in the Bega District News last Friday 20th April.
It answers one argument that anti-windfarm campaigners commonly raise: even though many of them don’t believe in climate change anyway, some suggest that wind farms actually have high greenhouse gas emissions because of the need for constant “spinning reserve” in fossil fuel power stations, just in case the wind suddenly disappears.
As one who works providing training services in the energy sector, I read John McKerral’s letter to the editor (17/2) with some concern regarding its technical accuracy.
I neither advocate nor oppose the proposal for Twofold Bay; my issue with Mr McKerral is the technical veracity of his argument.
My delay in responding was due to my need to refer his letter to other technical experts in the energy sector so as to be sure of my facts.
The electricity network always has some…
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