Brown outs and blackouts are things you associate with third world countries, industrial action in 1970s or wars. Soon they will be coming under a new guise, government policy. As Roger Helmer explains in his monthly newsletter, capacity is being shut down rapidly, and investment into entirely useless forms of energy production like windmills is going ahead. He explains –
Chancellor George has also said that he’s learned from the local election results, and that he will now concentrate on things that matter to the public, like jobs and growth and so on. He doesn’t say so, but presumably this implies “Not HS2, not Lords reform, not same-sex marriage”. If we’re lucky it might even mean “Not wind farms”.
But in his list of things that do matter to voters, I’d appeal to him not to ignore energy. It’s a subject that doesn’t come high on the list of voter concerns — until the lights go out. There are few things for which voters find it harder to forgive a government for than blackouts and three-day-weeks. And as Tim Yeo has warned, in a rare moment of lucidity, if we go on as we are, we shall face exactly that — black-outs — by the end of the decade. We’re closing generating plants — coal (because of EU rules) and nuclear (because of ageing) — at an alarming rate, and we have no credible plan to replace them. Nor do we have the necessary conventional back-up for the 30% of capacity which Ed Davey improbably proposes to get from wind-power by 2020.
This is another huge crisis in the making. Fortunately we can see the iceberg up ahead, and we have time (just about) to turn the ship round. But only if we act now, and there’s little sign of that. George should be clearing the way for new nuclear and for urgent shale gas exploitation. He has said “You don’t save the planet by destroying the economy”. Great sound-bite, George. But you need to act as if you meant it.
TAP – what no one tells you, including Roger Helmer is that closing down power supply is deliberate policy. The rewilding of the countryside and the collapse of the economy is pure Agenda 21 of the United Nations. It’s not a mistake. It’s not a joke. It’s all intended. Until the lights go out, no one will believe that brown outs, blackouts etc will become the norm throughout Britain. They are really going after us now. No stone is being left unturned in the drive to reduce human population. Get those log burners installed, and home made candles. This is real.
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