The Anonymous Widower

Sleepwalking Our Way To An Energy Crisis

The head of Ofgem, Alistair Buchanan, is warning that we’re running out of power capacity and that bill will rise.  It’s all in this article on the BBC.  This is the first few paragraphs.

Consumers are being warned they face higher energy bills as the UK becomes more reliant on energy imports.

In a speech, Ofgem chief executive Alistair Buchanan will say that falls in Britain’s power production capacity are likely to lead to more energy imports and customers paying more.

The energy watchdog predicts power station closures could mean a 10% fall in capacity by April alone.

So what have successive governments over the last ten or so years been doing?

Nothing really, except building useless wind farms.

We should have barraged the Severn, which done properly would create ten percent of our power.

A handful of nuclear power stations would have helped.

As would some gas extracted from fracking, which it seems now, will be the most promising cheap source of energy. Like it or not, we’ve going to have to get fracking!  Both the gas and the echnology is there! A few power cuts or higher energy bills, would turn the public’s mind!

We should of course, insulate our houses better. Wouldn’t that create a few jobs too?

My Buchanan has just appeared on the BBC.  He talked a lot of sense and we need to see more of him! But the politicians won’t like him, as he’ll make all of them unelectable.

I just sent this e-mail to the BBC.

The public is to blame, as they don’t want generating capacity like the Severn Barrage, wind farms, fracking or nuclear power stations and they continue to want to live in inefficient supposedly beautiful houses. When the bills quadruple and the lights go out, they’ll change their tune.

I suppose it will cure the immigration issue as no-one will want to come here to sit in the dark.

I doubt they’ll read it out.

February 19, 2013 - Posted by | News | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. It sounds like a Fracking Good Idea . . . except for one thing . . .
    Fracking is not a new idea . . . Fracturinging [Fracking] Rocks in Oil Holes to increase production . . . is now used on Coal to recover more Coal Seam Gas.

    Except . . . Coal is full of cracks, and these New Chemicals used, can get into Underground Water Sources . . . More Care & Monitoring is Needed.

    Comment by Steam Lover | February 19, 2013 | Reply

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