The fact that Scottish and Southern Energy would be willing “to go it alone” without squandering Shetland Charitable Trust’s funds on the windfarm fills me with hope, in that the funds can be protected from this nonsensical project.
Let them get on with it and simply levy a charge per megawatt/hour installed (not generated) power, cheques payable to “Shetland Charitable Trust” or “SIC”.
While their chief executive was visiting Shetland last week, I was reading SSE’s interim statement, which showed a massive 20 per cent drop in like-for-like power generated from wind.
This was due to widespread reductions in wind over Northern Europe, knocking the rather silly “it’s always blowing somewhere” analogy straight into the gutter, and as it was during some of the coldest weather, a return to normal base-load generation was required.
The only question SSE needs to be asked is if it would continue with the windfarm without the massive public money subsidies enjoyed by no other form of power generation.
I feel confident every single reader has just answered this correctly, along with bankers/financiers throughout the land.