So they\’re not going to fund the Severn Barrage. Sir Jonathan says:
Jonathon Porritt oversaw a 2007 report that backed the giant barrage while he was chair of the government advisory body, the Sustainable Development Commission, which was itself abolished last week. Last night he said: \”If the government is not prepared to find any mechanism to put public funds into the pot, it will die..
\”It\’s a good way to generate a lot of clean energy,\” he said. \”If it is a choice between a [large] barrage on the Severn and two nuclear power stations, then it is clear to me which is better – it is the barrage.\”
Actually, no, it\’s not a very good way at all. As some pendant wrote over at The Guardian some time ago.
It\’s one of these projects that the bigger we build it the more money we lose.
And that\’s true not even in comparison to nuclear, but in comparison to gas fired plant. Yes, even including the fines from the EU and the CO2 emissions, the Severn Barrage still loses money even if we have to get our electricity by burning whatever Putin is willing to sell us.
Bad luck Johnny, must be a right pisser watching the destruction of the idiocies that you so carefully constructed.