Never has there been a world religion so evangelical, so ludicrous, so biased, and so contrary to common sense as “climate change”. (It used to be called “global warming” until even its supporters realised that name was unsustainable in light of factual research.)
This week it has been announced that all gas and electricity bills are to go up by an average of 15% and in most cases more like 20-30%. Those who use LEAST power will pay MOST! (Way to penalise those who ARE trying their best.)
The news media have been very slow to tell us why, and the electricity companies are throwing out every deception they know to cover the real truth: we are all being made to pay billions for the “green agenda” this country has adopted in defiance of the rest of the world.
Energy companies are required to buy a proportion of their energy from “renewable resources” and they pass the cost onto the customers. Then there’s the kickbacks paid to wind-farm owners, which again come off our energy bills. They are also obliged to keep the price of energy high as a sort of energy-tax on consumers, and a deterrent to industry.
The greatest energy-users (and thus supposedly the greatest polluters of the atmosphere) such as China, India and America have all refused to set targets or to close their power plants. Alone in all the world, the UK has committed itself to a binding, legal obligation to de-carbonise this country, and to produce power from “renewables”, aka wind power.
Yet the UK’s contribution to global carbon emissions is a tiny 2 percent, and is more than wiped out by China’s annual increase in energy needs. Even if we completely shut down all industry in this country, closed every power-station, and went back to using candles and ox-carts, we would STILL not have solved any global problems (if you accept they exist in the first place.)
We contribute bumpkiss to global warming, yet we are destroying our nation to resolve it.
This Government brags about how “green” they are, saying the UK is the only nation legally committed to imposing severe and binding carbon-reducing requirements on the country. At a time of global recession, is this wise? Certainly, other more sensible countries have said no.
How much more deluded can our Government be – they are worshipping a false god (mother earth) with beliefs that can be scientifically challenged by a schoolchild. And the result is policies that impoverish the nation and endanger the faltering economy at the worst possible time to do it.
While cutting back on social care, hospitals, education and benefits, they hand out huge subsidies to anyone greedy enough to erect a windfarm or plaster their house with solar panels.
Companies have sprung up on the promise of a fast buck, aggressively advertising such schemes, and offering tax-free windfalls for the participants. If you really want to annoy the neighbours, kill wildlife, and irretrievably destroy your local environment why not just set off a small nuclear explosion that will power your farm for decades? It would be far more effective for your energy needs I promise you. (Possibly not so lucrative however, and there’s the rub.)
No greater delusion can be found than the Government’s plan to decarbonise the country. To do so they need to pour billions into raping our beautiful landscape to erect thousands of ugly wind farms. But that doesn’t matter according to the official reports. “Wind power MUST be made to work“, a report by the Sustainable Development Commission has said. The report’s authors accept wind farms will alter the British landscape, but “probably not as much as climate change would“.
This is like saying I should burn down my house because that is less destructive than the tornado or tsunami that “could possibly happen” in the future.
In February 2011 there were 283 UK grid-connected wind farms containing 3,153 wind turbines with the “capacity” to generate 5204 MW. Of course they don’t do anything like that. No wind farm works “to capacity”. Last winter these blights to the countryside give us less than 0.2 percent of what we needed to keep warm.
It’s been estimated that, in order to meet their commitment, the Government would have to erect ten wind turbines per DAY for the next two decades, and that figure is based on an incorrect estimate of how much power they might produce. The truth is, they are totally inefficient!
At the same time as producing minimal amounts of electricity, they need power drawn from the national grid to keep going. Coal stations are used as a back-up when there is a surge in demand for gas and the wind does not blow – which both tend to happen a lot in this country. But this need for backup coincides with a European Union directive to CLOSE Britain’s coal and oil fired power stations!
The UK has committed to switching off these stations by 2015, leaving it uniquely vulnerable to gas shortages and the intermittency of wind farms. Industry will have its gas supply shut off first – and then what will it use?
The Government’s over-optimistic strategy predicts it will save “750 million tonnes of CO2 between now and 2030“. BUT even the official figures represent a saving of just SEVEN seven per cent of the UK’s annual CO2 emissions and only 0.1 per cent of world emissions.
The latest and most deluded doctrine of this religion is the abhorrence of shale gas. If you believe in God and his provision, then shale gas might just be seen as his answer to the world’s energy crisis. All around the world, huge amounts of oil and gas can be found in the shale layers underground. This has always been known but until recently the technology did not exist to extract it. That problem has been solved and now every nation is looking into commercial extraction to meet their energy shortfall.
But the UK is dragging its feet.
According to the British Geological Survey there could be around 150 billion cubic metres of onshore shale-gas in the UK. This the equivalent of 1.5 years of total UK gas consumption and is worth around £28bn at today’s prices. But already the green gurus are throwing up their hands in despair and calling for exploratory drilling to halt.
A report by Kevin Anderson, professor of energy and climate change at the Tyndall Centre at Manchester University, says the shale gas should be left in the ground. “In an energy hungry world any new fossil fuel resource will only lead to additional carbon emissions. In the case of shale gas there is also a significant risk its use will delay the introduction of renewable energy alternatives.”
The shale gas reserves have only become available because of breakthroughs in both drilling techniques and chemical products but it has transformed the energy market in America and sent the price of natural gas plunging downwards.
Britain and the rest of Europe have much higher gas prices currently and a link with oil prices have sent them to very high levels.
Now as you open your fuel bill in August and see your already-high payments shoot up by as much as 30 percent, will you pin the blame on the climate-change “religion” or will you blame “rising wholesale prices” or “expenses to our infrastructure” as the Electricity Company wants you to believe?