Expert Says Wind Power Fluctuations Are Unimportant

An energy expert has suggested that that the average annual production levels of wind power are more important than seasonal fluctuations.

Following claims in the Hartwell Paper, a major new climate change study, Nick Medic from Renewable UK has suggested that it "makes sense" to use wind power "as long as you have an annual average which says that you offset a certain amount of fossil fuels".

Mr Medic, who is the head of communications at the group, added that the current aim "is to have a third of electricity produced by wind in 2020".

The Hartwell Paper had claimed that there is high demand for electricity in the cold winter months.

However, it suggested that due to the high pressure associated with very cold weather, there is very little wind blowing to produce energy.

The representative from Renewable UK countered this by urging experts to look at annual average figures rather than specific days and weeks.

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