Globull Warming Cold May Turn The Lights Out In Britain

Or, it could simply be because of idiot, moronic, silly, ridiculous, absurd climate alarmist policies. You decide

Figures published last week reveal that the moment when Britain’s lights start going out may be much closer than previously predicted. Thanks in part to the hammering they took in the abnormal cold of last winter, six large coal-fired power stations which supply a fifth of Britain’s average electricity needs have now used up more than half of the 20,000 running hours they are each allowed under the EU’s Large Combustion Plants directive. When they reach that limit they will have to shut down.

Furthermore, in two years’ time, the Government’s new “carbon tax” will make them :£600 million a year more expensive to run. Their mainly German owners will therefore want to use up as many of those hours as possible before a charge of :£16 for every ton of CO2 they emit comes into force in 2013.

Christopher Brooker further points out that Britain’s wind turbines provided a power percentage somewhere between zero and minuscule. Now, I’ve said time and time again that I am all in favor of alternative energy source, and no fan of coal. But, before we attempt to do away with coal, wouldn’t it be, oh, I don’t know, intelligent to have sources that can actually take their place in full first? Not to mention not implementing climate alarmist restrictions that will turn the lights off?

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