The UKIP Conference has come and gone. I spotted one little sub-group held yesterday near to conference close time.
The Future of British Coal
Nijinsky Suite (1st Floor)
Chaired by Blair Smillie and featuring former NUM Executive Member David Douglass, Luke Warren of the Carbon Capture & Storage Association, Tony Lodge of the Centre for Policy Studies, Ian Parkin of miner Hargreaves Services and UKIP Energy spokesman Roger Helmer MEP.
Does this show us a gradual move away from fracking and unconventional gas is taking place.
Luke Warren seems to be adamant carbon capture is for storage only. How come Australians are planning to mix captured carbon with hydrogen to make methanol and turn carbon capture into profits? In Britain only loss-making carbon capture is being permitted as of now.
Total madness of course, but at least reliance on coal gives us three hundred years of energy security, and won’t destroy our water and countryside, while making the population sick.
Nice to hear Farage slam the bombing of Middle east countries