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One of the regular gurnites who subscribes to Met office alerts has received the following:
"Amber Alert of Wind for Highlands & Eilean Siar : Highland & Eilean Siar valid from 0900 Mon 23 May to 0300 Tue 24 May"
As Jimi Hendrix said in one of his songs. Listen to the wind?. It makes you wonder.
not long back from the plot and a fair breeze down their. lots sand blowing about.
The recent gale force winds led to news headlines about power-cuts in and around Inverness and elsewhere in Scotland.Which set me thinking, in this region of ever-more numerous windfarms. Back in the fierce grip of sub-zero winter with deep snow on the ground, frost on the trees and a massive increase in demand for power for heating, did the wind turbines deliver? Not a lot: the blades hung motionless in the still and freezing air.Then this week: howling winds, so no doubt the turbines were spinning flat out and the windfarms were generating immense quantities of electricity. And what happened? What an irony: in the heart of windfarm country, thousands of households, shops and factories across the region suddenly found they were getting no power at all.O brave new natural, renewable world!
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