I was amazed to learn recently that the wind turbine installed to help power the Assembly Government’s new building in Aberystwyth has not operated for nearly a year.
According to WAG, a manufacturing defect has prevented the turbine from functioning for any great length of time since its installation and the manufacturers are currently carrying out a repair programme throughout the United Kingdom for such turbines.
How much has this cost the Welsh taxpayer?
Well, the turbine cost approximately £48,000, which includes the cost of installation, before we even begin to calculate the extra cost of providing power to the building due to its failure to operate.
People should remember this when they hear politicians claim you cannot make savings by cutting Government waste.