Re: Answering a few points in the comments...
Thanks for the very logical post. It seems that the 'petrolheads' rule around here. Rather sad really.
Thanks to http://gridwatch.templar.co.uk/index.php
I can see that the wind is generating 26.38% of UK Power at the time of this posting. Coal is around 2%. As this is distributed around the country and not just coming from a few very large power stations the load on the grid is more evenly distributed.
This is pretty much the same as what studies in the USA has found and counters the report quoted in the article but that matters little to those who won't take the trouble to educate themselves.
I will never go back to an oil burner (petrol or diesel). The UK and many other counties have committed themselves to stop selling fossil fueled vehicles. The end is coming for ICE vehicles.