by Bob Adelmann
And they’re shutting down coal-fired plants and forcing people to freeze, all in the name of green. It’s amazing.
I like Christopher Booker. I like the way he writes, especially when he’s upset over something stupid that politicians and environmentalists have done. I like that he’s written The Real Global Warming Disaster, the 4th best-selling book on global warming in England over the last 10 years. It’s been called “the definitive climate skeptics’ manual.”
A week ago he took off after the unanticipated consequences of trying to go green in England which has shut down two coal-fired plants and left the citizenry at the mercy of wind and Mother Nature. Here’s Booker:
As the snow of the coldest March since 1963 continues to fall, we learn that we have barely 48 hours’ worth of stored gas left to keep us warm, and that the head of our second-largest electricity company, SSE, has warned that our generating capacity has fallen so low that we can expect power cuts to begin at any time. It seems the perfect storm is upon us.
The grotesque mishandling of Britain’s energy policy by the politicians of all parties, as they chase their childish chimeras of CO2-induced global warming and windmills, has been arguably the greatest act of political irresponsibility in our history.
I’d hate to read what he says when he really gets upset!
Three more events last week brought home again just what a mad bubble of make-believe these people are living in. Under the EU’s Large Combustion Plants Directive, we lost two more major coal-fired power stations, Didcot A and Cockenzie, capable of contributing no less than a tenth to our average electricity demands.
Then, hidden in the small print of the Budget, were new figures for the fast-escalating tax the Government introduces next week on every ton of CO2 emitted by fossil-fuel-powered stations, which will soon be adding billions of pounds more to our electricity bills every year.
I get it. What they can’t shut down they make more expensive. I see.
Not all the crazies live on this side of the pond.
A graduate of Cornell University and a former investment advisor, Bob is a regular contributor to The New American magazine and blogs frequently at www.LightFromTheRight.com, primarily on economics and politics. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.