It is a bold philosophy but a mistaken one. For a start, this new dash for gas is predicated on the notion that gas prices will be maintained at their current modest level or possibly even an cheaper one for decades. The notion is fallacious. In fact, most financial forecasts indicate that the price of gas from suppliers such as Qatar will rise in coming years as global demand outstrips planetary supplies.
We’re at the very beginning of the shale gas revolution. And people are clinging to forecasts which ignore that very revolution. Tossers.
Thus the chancellor, in his desire to provide cheap power in the short term, threatens to shackle the nation to an extremely expensive power source in the long term. By contrast, reliance on renewable power offers us independence on the issue of energy.
What fucking independence you ignorant, ignorant, morons?
The UK has just closed the last two aluminium refineries as a result of trying to cut back on carbon emissions. You need aluminium refineries to make the blades for those sodding windmills. What independence? Or solar cells: there is not one single factory in the UK that makes the silicon to make solar cells. The nearest one that I know of is in Freiberg in Saxony. What fucking independence? There is precisely none, not a scrap, a tit, jottle or iota, of production of the indium, germanium or gallium necessary to dope those solar cells with anywhere in the UK. There aren’t any plants that actually produce them either, even from imported components. We don’t mine the copper to connect them to the grid (nor even the aluminium, see above, for long distance power lines)….what friggin’ independence is this that you speak of?
A market in renewable technologies is developing across the globe as China, India and many other nations attempt to build low-carbon economies and look to the west to buy infrastructure. Britain is well placed to create the necessary industries that can provide the world with wave and tide power plants and carbon storage technology. There is money in clean energy, in short, and the government urgently needs to accept this fact.
And while you celebrate this phantasmal idea of economic independence you’re basing it on the idea that every other fucker in the world won’t be independent but will buy the kit from us? The kit that we don’t, and in fact cannot, make?
Seriously, who let these morons near a keyboard?