Faking GREEN: Scotland’s wind turbines are secretly using generators that run on FOSSIL FUELS
By Zoey Sky // Jan 03, 2024

Scotland’s power sector faced backlash in February after it was revealed that dozens of giant turbines in the country were using diesel generators.

According to the whistleblower who revealed the practice, the "environmentally friendly" windmills were running because of hydrocarbon fuels, which are also known as fossil fuels.

The shocking revelation prompted various environmental, health and safety concerns, especially because the diesel-generated turbines were running for up to six hours a day.

Wind turbines required fossil fuels due to grid issues

According to ScottishPower, an electric power distribution company based in Glasgow, Scotland, the company had no choice but to connect 71 wind turbines to the fossil fuel supply after a fault on its grid.

The move was allegedly an attempt to keep the wind turbines warm and running in December, one of the coldest months of the year.

South Scotland Labor Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) Colin Smyth said that regardless of the reasons, using diesel to de-ice faulty turbines is "environmental madness." (Related: GREEN PANIC: Siemens Energy shares crash 37% after admitting wind turbine troubles.)

The Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Green Party were held responsible for the incident.

The two parties’ "dishonesty" over Scotland’s renewable potential had been criticized previously because they used data that they knew was inaccurate. Ministers were under fire for incorrectly announcing that Scotland possessed 25 percent of Europe’s wind energy potential.

On top of this being false, the revelation in February shed light on the fact that 60 turbines at Arecleoch Wind Farm in South Ayrshire and 11 at Glen App Wind Farm are running because of six huge diesel generators.

In November, the Scottish Energy and Climate Change Directorate (ECCD) responded to a Freedom of Information Act request (FoI) asking how many wind farms use diesel generators as backup and how many do not. This inquiry revealed that the Scottish Government "does not specifically gather information on whether wind farms use diesel generators as backup."

ECCD told the FoI requester to check the Energy Consents website to view Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports submitted by applicants that indicate whether hydrocarbon-powered generators will be used at the wind farm.

"For example, we are aware that Whitelee Windfarm does have permission to use diesel generators located on the Ardochrig site as backup," said the ECCD.

The link provided by the ECCD revealed a reference to "reserve diesel generators" in an application document titled "Supporting Statement providing further detail relating to the Development." According to the document, the backup diesel generators "will very seldom be used on Site."

Now unable to deny that diesel generators are used to power the wind turbines at Arecleoch and Glen App wind farms, the ECCD admitted that it is "also aware from recent official level engagement with ScottishPower Renewables" that both wind farms use diesel generators as backup.

Meanwhile, a quick search on the Energy Consents website reveals that ScottishPower Renewables submitted 203 documents when it applied for more than 20 onshore wind projects. It could take even the most determined person many hours to find the specific document mentioning that diesel generators will be used as a backup.

And because many of the application documents cover all 20 projects, it is possible that all of ScottishPower’s wind farms use diesel generators as backup. So much for wind turbines being a green energy source.

Visit GreenTyranny.news for more stories about the energy infrastructure and fuel usage in the U.S. and other countries.

Watch the video below to find out if Australian wind turbines run on coal.

This video is from The Prisoner channel on Brighteon.com.

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