Speaking at the Liberal Democrat Conference Chris Huhne, Coalition Climate and Energy Secretary mentioned the wind farm to be built at Gwynt Y Mor, off the coast of Llandudno, North Wales.
This wind farm is costing £1.7billion and has the potential to power a third of Welsh homes, according to Huhne. Further details can be found here, although this site mentions 322,070 homes and the last census showed a total of 1,209,000 homes in Wales - so either Huhne was stretching the actualite - or he has a 'maths deficit'.
Unfortunately, one fact that would seem to show the illogicality of political economic thinking is that they are prepared to spend £1.7billion on a scheme which only has the potential to power less than one third of Welsh homes. In actual fact the figure of £1.7billion needs to be increased by £83.2million as that is how much the vessel is costing which will be used to install the 160 turbines at Gwynt Y Mor.
On the basis that alternative power stations will require building to provide cover when the wind turbines are unable to produce electricity, why on earth are we spending £1.7billion (plus £83.2million) on something which so obviously is not required?