What really happened on BBC Any Questions
TAP – Coal fired power stations are today much cleaner than natural gas – about half as much carbon output, if carbon is captured at the point of combustion (unlike current government carbon capture programs). Furthermore, the captured carbon is not a throwaway item. If bonded with hydrogen, which is very cheap to get from water with catalyst, you get methanol, and burn the same carbon all over again, saving the need to go and pump oil from underground.
Coal is misrepresented at every turn. Germany is going for coal and abandoning nuclear, as is Japan. Dear old Britain hasn’t a clue. Coal is plentiful and easy to mine, and now very clean to burn. No need to frack which will destroy underground water resources, and release other pollution.
James is right about the global warming hoax, but wrong about natural gas power stations. Wind is just a very expensive joke, and corrupt Welsh Assembly politicians have fallen for it.