Church Of Climatology: Chris Huhne And The Wind God
How many people who campaigned actively for a Conservative victory in May expected to have one of Dave’s Religious Lib Dem sock puppets as Energy Sectretary?
The answer is probably zero, as in the words of the Monty Python election special “Not a sausage, bugger all”
While the outcome was not expected, the reality is all too true, Chris Huhne is a fully paid up member of the Church of Climatology and every bit as dangerous to this country with his dogmatic and stupid energy plans, as was the outgoing Climate Change twat little Eddy Miliband.
The whole man made Climate Change idea was always a darling of the left and never really took hold elsewhere, until the natural successor to Tony Blair wanting power at any price, formed a coalition with the Lib Dems and it looks increasingly like part of the price, will be the eco chic ideas of the Libtards who read every word of George Monbiot, as though it were the gospel truth.
Or will it prove a kludge too far for Conservative party members? There are increasing signs of unrest at the Conservative Home site where MEP Roger Helmer proposes that Conservative and Labour MP’s work together to defeat Huhnes “Green Zealtory”
The former Labour government, after years of prevarication, had finally come round to accepting the need for new nuclear capacity – at least to replace old capacity coming to the end of its life, and perhaps to increase the overall contribution of nuclear to the UK’s generating needs.
But today we have Chris Huhne, former Lib-Dem MEP and now, bizarrely, the Energy Secretary in the coalition, telling us that we need more wind power, and insisting there will be no public support for nuclear.
No public support for nuclear, the majority of the public are interested in affordable energy, not energy produced by Climatic dogma that will cost the most to heaviest users: Industry and the elderly, it might have escaped Huhne’s notice but we have a lot of people in energy poverty at the moment, and increasing the costs to industry will damage both employment and exports. As with all religions you could never accuse a Church of Climatology member of being confused by facts, as their mind is already made up.
In repeating his insistence that not a penny of public money should go to nuclear, Huhne omits to mention the vast subsidies that go to wind, in the form of Renewable Obligation Certificates – which unfairly bias the market for low-carbon generation in favour of wind and against nuclear.
In case you’ve forgotten the problems with wind, let’s summarise. Ideally we need generating capacity which is continuous and predictable, like coal or gas or nuclear. Tidal power is discontinuous, but it’s at least predictable. Wind is the worst option – neither continuous nor predictable. As some continental countries have found, increasing reliance on intermittent wind creates ultimately insuperable problems of grid management. And distributed generation creates the need for new investment in the Grid of around £10 billion, over and above the cost of wind farms.
Wind requires constant back-up – conventional capacity fired up and ready to go (known as spinning reserve). Maintaining this reserve means higher costs and higher CO2 emissions (and actually new conventional back-up capacity as well) – factors which wind advocates rarely take into account. Indeed they often talk in terms of rated capacity and omit to mention that on-shore wind typically delivers only around a quarter of rated capacity.
The Labour government had ambitious plans for wind, which many industry commentators said were simply unachievable. There isn’t the capacity to build and install new turbines at the rate envisaged. I am not aware that Huhne has addressed this problem.
Roger Helmers post is the second on Climate Religion in a week, and Dave and the Libtard sock puppets would do well to remember that unlike Labour supporters that would blindly follow the party line of Gordon Brown, no such blinkered adherence to the party line will follow from the right.
Posted on July 27, 2010, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climategate, Coalition Government, Fear, Green Lies, Green Taxation, IPCC, Liberal Climate Change Twat and tagged Anthropogenic Global Warming, Chris Huhne, Church of Climatology, Climate Change, Coalition Government. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.