The great energy delusion

It is several degrees below at Mind Towers after reaching -10C overnight. The snow that melted away here has been replaced by a hard frost that has turned every surface a glistening silvery white. For the first time I can remember the heating has had to remain on all through the night and into the day.

The thing to note about this frigid weather is that there is hardly a breath of wind. The nearby wind turbines are barely moving and are therefore producing a negligable amount of electricity. The coal fired power station on my commute to work has been kept busy with the additional power needs. No doubt our nuclear power generation has been ramped up and we are currently importing power from France.

So the unanswered question remains… what will happen in the future on days like this when power demand is soaring, the coal fired power stations have been closed due to political idiocy, and the wind turbines are not turning?

After all, renewables are supposed to become our baseload power source if you believe the idiots in Westminster who are bought in to the power generation revolution. It’s easy to say that gas fired power stations will pick up the slack, but the dash for gas is forcing the price upwards as demand from China to western Europe is on the increase. While we are able to get gas from Norway we will increasingly be relying on gas from Russia and the middle east to meet the energy gap created by unreliable and over rated renewables.

This of course is just the UK trying to stand still in terms of energy supply and use. With a growing population, driven predominantly by immigration, our demand for energy is escalating. But at the same time we are cutting the amount of our reliable energy generation capacity to fulfil the wet dreams of the subsidy hungry renewables industry and the extreme environmental lobby that is determined to reverse industrialisation and force us away from the electric light age to rising with the sun and ploughing the land for our own food.

It is against this backdrop that the mentally detached are, as EU Referendum notes, pushing their ludicrous agenda to replace conventionally powered cars with electric ones. We are struggling to produce sufficient power for our existing business and domestic consumption, but don’t worry about that, the important thing is that people buy electric cars – costing far more than petrol and diesel ones – that require electricity to charge their cells that their ‘money train’ windmills will be unable to produce.

So what happens on days like this in the future when we have no power for all the charging points that need them? Would we all have to leave our cars at home until there is enough power to recharge them? That should do the economy a whole lot of good. And the environment? Once the global cooling cycle is undeniably evident and the great CO2 fraud has been utterly discredited to the point even the BBC cannot maintain the deception, how long will it take people to realise they’ve been had, forced to pay huge sums for ‘solutions’ to problems that don’t exist and rise up in revolt because power cuts prevent them from seeing the latest episode of EastEnders?

The only way to prevent this folly is to bring down the parasitic political class. As they have destroyed our democracy and made it almost impossible to vote for representatives who can reverse our race to disaster it’s going to take, dare I say, a revolutionary approach to forcing these people out.

4 Responses to “The great energy delusion”

  1. 1 jameshigham 07/12/2010 at 6:05 pm

    And we can throw in the new grain shortage, pushing oats from 43p to 69p across the supermarkets. No shortage, except that induced.

  2. 2 JohnM de Melle 07/12/2010 at 6:32 pm

    If you want to look at the electricity demand for the last 24 hours go to :-

  3. 3 AJC 07/12/2010 at 8:13 pm

    How are we doing for wave and tidal energy? We could, of course, suffer days of flat calm but at least tidal energy is predictable.

  4. 4 Tufty 07/12/2010 at 9:04 pm

    I wonder if a viciously cold winter will forcibly change a few minds with respect to energy policy. It shouldn’t have come to this of course, because vulnerable people will suffer and some will die. Maybe it’ll turn out nice again and maybe the climate has other ideas – nobody knows. That’s why we in the UK need coal, gas and nuclear and not wind.

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