With recent generation at 0.04 gigglewatts (sic) the experts have proved yet again that their brains are where the sun doesn’t shine. Of recent weeks we have had days of high pressure with very little wind and almost total reliance on coal, nuclear and gas. No amount of pumped storage will cover this length of time of windless conditions. This high pressure weather has hung over a great deal of Europe at a time when low temperatures create high energy usage so a European grid would have little purpose. With coal and nuclear to be phased out and a supposed shortage of affordable gas on the market we are in a position only a politician could have led us. We have a simple answer. Extend the life of all coal stations and refurbish those already taken out of use. Look very carefully at those changed to bio-mass as the energy density is far lower and output much degraded. The recent approval in Westminster for subsidies to Palm Oil defies belief. I assume strongly supported by the Lib-Dims, WWF and FoE. With more coal back on line the laws of the market place will depress the price of gas and everything reaches it’s equilibrium. Then remove all subsidies from energy; wind, nuclear, bio-mass and wave. In a relatively short space of time demand and supply will drive the market place. Coal from Russia is good because it will provide jobs and income to the Russian people and history tells us that the Russian Bear growls when the people are hungry. A damn sight cheaper alternative than another cold war!
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