Starting the day as I do with the BBC Scotland news insert at 06:26am, fuelled only by coffee, is a high-risk strategy. They had only murder on their minds. There were two killings, one which was decades ago, to start with, then another of those reports by some pressure group reminding us that one of the best health services in the world and the best in the UK by far, isn’t doing something as well as they’d like. Their strategy of murdering the popularity of NHS Scotland, with a thousand wee cuts, preferably early in the morning when the old and the inform voters are at their most vulnerable, may turn out to be the only effective weapon they have.
Luckily BBC Salford are not ‘with’ the BBC Scotland ‘project’ and report galey on WWF Scotland’s highly encouraging news on wind power. See this extract from Evwind:
- Wind turbines generated the equivalent of 98% of all Scotland’s electricity demand in October, according to new analysis.
- WWF Scotland said that National Grid demand for the month was 1,850,512 MWh and that almost all of this could have been provided by wind turbines, which provided record levels of power.
- Turbines generated the equivalent of 98% of all Scotland’s electricity demand or enough to power nearly five million homes last month, the group said.
- On 27 days generation was over 100% of households while on 16 days generation was more than 100% of demand.
- The best day was October 23 when turbines generated 105,900.94 MWh, enough to power 72 million homes or 356% of households, according to WWF Scotland analysis of data from Weather Energy.
Once more, you do wonder how we’d cope if we got independence. Mind you there’s all that oil to get rid of and at troublingly high prices too. Maybe the UK Treasury could just give it away for us? They already are? Phew, saved!