Why Do Green Environmentalists Oppose Everything
“Dash for Gas angers campaigners” trumpets the Guardian with the usual righteous indignation because the Green environmental movement is upset.
The Greens naturally oppose anything that is not heavily subsidised politically correct Green renewable energy, never a movement to be confused with real facts, they are programmed to automatically oppose any form of affordable reliable energy.
The extravagant and erroneous statements they make about solar power for example: “There are enough roof tops in Britain for the country to provide its energy needs“; doubtless there is sufficient roof space for this Green wet dream, the problem is that the most significant part of this equation, the big orange ball in the sky does not always shine and is conspicuous by its absence at night.
The same goes for wind farms, which despite getting billions in Green subsidies fail to generate more than 3.3% of Britain’s electricity needs and suffer from the problems of no wind, too much wind and not very often being able to generate sufficient power at times of peak demand.
Both wind and solar both require fossil fuel power stations being instantly able to meet demand when the renewables consistently fail to do so.
Shale gas terrifies the very small a vocal minority that want to green Britain, in the US shale has both drastically lowered the cost of energy and largely killed off wind and solar power, the ending of 20 years of Green subsidy for wind will be the final nail in that coffin.
The chancellor, George Osborne, and the energy secretary, Ed Davey, announced plans to clear the way for a new generation of gas-fired power stations across the UK. They said this would not hamper the fight against climate change.
Green groups, however, fear that supporting an expansion of fossil fuel would put carbon-cutting targets at risk and lead to higher energy prices. They argue that this, in turn, would push thousands more people into fuel poverty. Most of the recent rises in electricity prices have been down to the soaring wholesale cost of gas, according to the government’s own analysis.
The governments own analysis was Chris Huhne lying about the cost of renewables that were hidden in the appendices of a DECC report, post Huhne the truth is out, DECC now admits that Green susbidy adds 15% to British energy bills.
Paul Steedman, energy campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said: “The big six and other energy companies are planning to keep us hooked on dirty and expensive gas we don’t need. Gas dependency is a costly, polluting dead-end – to guarantee affordable energy in the long run we must switch to clean British power and slash energy waste.
“People in the UK are fed up of the energy rip-off – an overwhelming majority want the government to force the big energy firms to invest in power from our wind, waves and sun.”
Shale gas is 50% cleaner in CO2 emissions than existing gas fired stations, if that matters to you, it is cheap, affordable and does not require huge Green subsidies to make it economically viable.
Fracking has been declared safe in country after country, even the CO2 obsessed EU has declared that fracking does not require more regulation.
There is no majority in favour of wind, solar and the new scam, tidal power, people want cheap affordable energy that creates jobs and wealth, just like fracking has done in the US.
The Greens want more unreliable heavily subsidised renewable energy that will push up energy bills, because as more wind and tidal turbines deploy so the Green subsidy bill will continue ever upward, paid for by ever increasing energy bills. They will naturally keep quiet about all the fossil fuel power stations kept running as back up for their sacred renewables.
If the Green ecomentalists are upset then this is a good thing for the people of Britain, for that means affordable energy, jobs and prosperity are on the way, and the Green dream of the drudge and misery of the Agrarian society is receding into the far distance.
Posted on March 17, 2012, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Global Warming, Green Environmental Holocaust, Green Jobs Lie, Green Lies, Green Taxation, Junk Science, Renewables and tagged Fracking, Green Opposition. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.