Carbon cost of wind farm back-up is small

New research suggests running power stations on standby wipes out just 6% of the carbon savings of wind energy

Wind turbine next to the Drax coal-fired power station (photo: David Rogers CC-BY-SA-2.0 via Geograph)
Wind turbine next to the Drax coal-fired power station (photo: David Rogers CC-BY-SA-2.0 via Geograph)

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