October 23, 2014 | Rohan

In typical British fashion I complain about the weather too much. But when I read that recent high winds gave wind power the edge over nuclear I jumped for joy.

On Tuesday, stormy weather set our wind turbines spinning so much that 14.2% of all UK energy was generated from them. In the same period nuclear power only generated 13.2% of our power - although that's partly because several reactors are off line for maintenance.

Still, I hope this shows those who doubt wind power that it can be a great alternative.

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On Tuesday 4.5 gigawatts of wind power provided energy to millions of British homes.

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November 6, 2014 at 10:34

Wind is not the future it is not reliable it depends on wind. and the wind was so strong that day it was probably the result of global warming, witch is a thing we need to stop. everyone is under the false impression that nuclear power is dangerous, but its not. the original one's where dangerous because they where maid poorly but the new one's arn't everyone's scared of them melting down but the new ones are maid so they are physically impossible to melt down. if they start melting down the reactor automatically turns its self off. nuclear power is the future they make so much power from so much little uranium it produces so little waste it produces no CO2 and the waste that it produces can be used in the future as fuel in cold fusion reactors so in a scene it is a renewable energy.

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