From Joanne Nova, one small start to common sense prevailing:
A small win for determined citizens?
Dailymail.co.uk: “After blighting the Yorkshire Dales for more than two decades, four giant turbines have been removed from the stunning landscape – the first ever windfarm in Britain to be scrapped.
Bishop Hill had a post the other day, about a presentation on climate change given to the cabinet by Chief Scientist, Sir Mark Walport, seen at right.
One of the slides shown was this one on various scenarios for electricity generation in the UK in the brave new world. […]
Let us assume that it is logistically and technologically possible to build the capacity that Walport wants. Even then, on a number of counts, his numbers simply do not stack up.
I may be missing something, and maybe he has all the answers up his sleeve. But there is certainly no evidence of that in his presentation.
Which all rather raises the questions:
1) How does the government’s Chief Scientist manage to come up with such an obviously flawed piece of work? He may be no expert on electricity supply, but there again neither am I, and it did not take me long to spot the obvious flaws.
2) Was there not one Minister sat around the Cabinet table, who had the gumption to ask some of these questions? What about Ed Davey, who is supposed to be Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change?
It has often been said that we only have a Secretary of State for Climate Change now. I guess this whole charade rather proves that this is true.
This could save them if they weren’t so stubborn and stupid:
UPDATE: The New Dark Continent