The Death of sustainable energy in Scotland

Today, Thursday 24th March 2016, must go down as the day that ended reliable energy supplies for Scotland. The closure of Longannet Power Station. I suspect few of us believed that it would actually happen and that a stay of execution would be brought forward at the last moment. However the culpability of the operators and the ruling junta at Holyrood, which wants another excuse to blame Westminster for their shortcomings, knows no bounds. Now the Scottish Government, that bastion of CND and renewable fairy tales, is even more reliant on nuclear and coal from England, and indeed France, to keep the lights on. In the grand scale of things the £40 million connection costs; a debatable fact as the problem is less the connection costs as the intermittency of a 24/7/365 energy source to comply with the requirement to give precedence to more expensive renewables when they are available; is as nothing compared with the danger to industry and the populace of power cuts and brownouts.


About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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