Didn't want to further pollute the wind speed thread.
"though I'm wondering - do your lights go out when there is no wind in the UK?"
the lights dont go out in the house
Obviously not as green as they're making out then. I can't see how it's possible on that basis to supply their customers with green energy when the wind doesn't blow.
From the ecotricity web site:
We take the money our customers spend on electricity and invest it in clean forms of power like wind energy. What's more, we're the only green electricity company actually building these new renewable energy sources. In 2007 alone we invested £25 million in wind energy.
Can somebody reassure me on that basis that none of the money I spend on electricity is going towards building windmills if I'm not with them?
I do love the obfuscation in http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/about/why-green-electricity-prices-follow-brown/ - and how they skirt around the issue of the fact the reason prices go up is because in reality their customers are actually paying for oil and gas, just in a roundabout way.