We have all read and seen the news lately, energy crisis, storage of C02, rising gas and electricity bills and energy providers going bust.
So, what went wrong, how did we get here?
Simple really, poor investment, bad choices and lack of vision from our politicians, for more years than I can remember UK governments have pushed for renewable energy, wind and solar been the choice of the day, the problem is that when there is no wind, guess what and when it’s dark there is no solar power, to date the best you’ll get from wind is 25% of the total UK output.
To be honest I’m not keen on wind turbines, apart from the fact they are dammed ugly, they are not that green, there is a carbon footprint in the manufacture and setup of these monstrosity’s which is not talked about.
They also have a limited life expectancy and need constant maintenance; I also feel they will have an environmental impact not yet understood in the future.
Instead of putting all our eggs in one basket and relying on foreign powers for energy we should have strived to become self-sufficient, I’m all for green but this should be gradual and planned, the government was too quick to sacrifice our gas storage facilities, to quick to demonise gas and coal and has created a crisis of its own making which has left us in a real pickle.
To be honest if we have any hope of going green, we have to stop the windfarm program, the green tax that goes with it and stop paying rich landlords to plant turbines on their land, David Cameron’s father when David was Prime Minster was receiving a £1,000 per day, land is for food and housing.
Problem we have now is what ever we do to avert this happening in the future or to keep bills under control will take years and we need a new direction, and make no mistake this will cost jobs and damage the economy
The obvious choice is the Modular Nuclear Power station, the only real green source that does not create Hugh amounts of C02, takes relatively a short time to build, 5 years and could be built on existing power station sites around the country, it’s clean, it’s safe and will provide all the power we need for years to come, oh and it does not spoil the landscape an rolls Royce UK can build them for us, so lets scrap Hs2, the money saved there will fund project and create thousands of jobs up and down the country, now that’s levelling up.