We\’re ruled by cretins.
Joan Ruddock, the Environment Minister, described Ludlow as “the way forward” after being given a tour of the unit this week.
She said: “Anaerobic digestion is extremely attractive. Why would we go on throwing food waste into holes in the ground when we could generate our own electricity and end up with a product that can be returned to the soil?
The reason, my dear, is that when we throw food into landfill we already collect the methane that comes off. And we also use it to generate electricity. In fact, it\’s a law (Landfill Act 2004) that insists that we must.
So what you\’re proposing is a vastly more expensive system of doing something that we already do.