Now, let us suppose you have the choice between an 80 meter wind turbine blotting the landscape and not generating anything on days when there’s no wind and even days when there’s too much. Compared to say a 7 meter fracking rig that produces gas day in day out and doesn’t need the ‘green’ subsidy either?
Truly difficult decision isn’t it?
Well it is if you’re an enviroloony…
The energy department has dismissed a report that “60% of the UK countryside could be exploited” for fracking, the controversial gas extraction method.
The Independent reported that more than 32,000 square miles could be affected, notably in south, north-west and north-east England and central Scotland.
It said it based this on official maps, but the department called the 60% figure “nonsense”.
It is nonsense of course, fracked gas may be available in 60% of the country, but (and this is a big but) it’s not available in commercial quantities which means companies who may wish to extract shale gas are only going to do so in areas where they will make a profit…
Executive director John Sauven (Greenpeace) said: “Two thirds of England, including large swathes of countryside, is now under active consideration for a risky, polluting, expensive form of fossil fuel extraction.
“The potential for shale gas to bring down bills is overhyped, while experts agree local opposition is a serious threat to the industry’s viability.
Well they would say that, despite all evidence to the contrary in the USA where shale gas extraction has caused energy prices to nose dive. As for expensive, how he could say that with a straight face when the subsidies paid to wind farms which are far more environmentally unfriendly I simply do not know…
Actually I do, it’s called hypocrisy. The environmental lobby has been coming under ever increasing scrutiny over their wild claims on global warming that they cannot afford to back down in their support of power tax penury bird mincers and carbon capture idiocy for it being exposed as the vast con it really is.
They had their chance when our idiot governments allowed them to set policy for energy for the nation only for it to be taken out of their hands by government greed and now they have to ride the tiger knowing in the end they are the ones who will be bitten when the government turns around and admits its energy policies were based on lies.
That day is coming and the tattered armies of the enviroloonies know it which is why they continue to do their level best to wreck the country whilst they still have the power to do so…
It really does appear to be as simple as that.