So the UK government is spending "hundreds of millions" of pounds on wind farms which aren't viable because it isn't windy enough. Is it me? Do you see people setting up cattle farms on cliff faces or planting forests in the desert? Isn't it mind-bogglingly obvious that they should've checked how windy a place was before building a wind-powered generator there?
Perhaps they're so used to generating wind themselves that it didn't occur to them.