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Dash for gas or blow in the wind?
THE new gas-fired power station in Pembrokeshire is capable of producing electricity for 3.5million homes and is described as one of Europe’s largest and most efficient combined cycle gas-turbine plants.
The last census shows 3.6 million people in Wales. On these figures there will be fewer than 3.5 million homes, which leaves plenty for Welsh industries and others use.
There are other liquid gas and natural gas-powered stations in Wales, some commissioned and some to be so.
The question is, with this huge amount of reliable source of energy provision in Wales, why is there any need for the “when the wind blows” turbines, of which there are many springing up?
The wind turbines will never supply even a small percentage of electricity the new gas-fired power stations can and will.
Incidentally, natural gas in all its forms is still being discovered, so it should be available for quite a long time in the future.
J Beisly, Osprey Close, York.