Green fail: Many of Scotland's wind turbines are being powered by diesel fuel generators that are leaking hydraulic fluid
The lunacy of the far left's 'climate change' agenda is once again coming home to roost, this time in Scotland, where Western civilization essentially began and where it's gone to die.
According to Breitbart News
, scores of the country's 'green energy' windmills are being run by diesel generators, many of which are leaking hydraulic fluid into the countryside.
"Scottish Power — led by a Spaniard, Ignacio Galan, and actually a subsidiary of Spanish firm Iberdrola — conceded that some 71 of its turbines had to be hooked up to diesel generators to keep them warm in December, according to the Sunday Mail
, with a whistleblower telling the left-leaning newspaper that problems with the turbines are deep-seated," the report said.
The whistleblower said: “During December 60 turbines at Arecleoch and 11 at Glenn App were de-energised due to a cabling fault… In order to get these turbines re-energised diesel generators were running for upwards of six hours a day.
“Turbines are regularly offline due to faults where they are taking energy from the grid rather than producing it, and also left operating on half power for long periods due to parts which haven’t been replaced," the whistleblower continued. “Dirty hydraulic oil is also regularly being sprayed out across the Scottish countryside due to cracks in mechanisms. Safety standards have not improved since a worker was killed in 2017 at Kilgallioch wind farm.”
Another outlet reported that more than 1,000 gallons of leaking hydraulic oil were summarily "sprayed over the countryside" by the swirling wind turbines, which of course, negates the 'environmentally friendly' purpose behind the windmills in the first place.
“The Scottish Government wants to make our country attractive to foreign investors as 40 percent of the wind that blows across Europe blows across Scotland. However, that should not mean we put up with our waterways and nature being polluted with carbon from diesel generators and hydraulic oil,” the whistleblower continued in their interview with the Sunday Mail
“People should be aware that, while their energy costs continue to rise, our windfarms are not operating as efficiently as they could be due to corporate greed,” the whistleblower continued, echoing left-wing talking points. But, according to Breitbart London
, that could be a reference to the millions of dollars that Scottish Power's Spanish CEO made in 2021, as ordinary Scots were paying exorbitant energy bills (which isn't the fault of the energy company but rather liberal energy policies that prioritize inefficient power generation over fossil fuels that are cheaper).
To that point, however, Richard Tice, the Reform Party leader (formerly the Brexit Party) complained recently that around 83 percent of Great Britain's offshore wind turbines are owned by foreign companies, with the largest being the government of European Union member Denmark.
“We British taxpayers are paying huge inflation-linked subsidies to create ever larger profits for the Danish taxpayer. What’s the advantage of that?
” Tice said.
Colin Smyth, a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the leftist Scottish Labour Party in the region, admitted that “having to use diesel generators to de-ice faulty turbines is environmental madness” while going on to rip the Scottish government over the fact that their “rhetoric on net zero is very different from the reality” while accusing them of “dishonesty."
The rapid and nonsensical pivot to massive windmill and solar farms
to power our modern economies is pointless. Not only is the technology not
sufficient to generate enough energy, but there literally is no genuine, replicable data proving that our modern lives are producing 'enough emissions' to 'change the climate.' The climate has been 'changing" the entire history of the planet and will continue to do so no matter what humans do, short of destroying the world with nuclear weapons.