Seriously, these people are insane

Don’t these people think?

The UK is by no means the only Western government that currently finds itself wedged between the rock of energy security and the hard place of its commitment to net zero. Huge progress has been made on renewable technologies but they are a very long way from fulfilling the world’s energy needs.

There is a way out of the bind. Yes, it is expensive, but the alternative, as we are seeing now, could easily be far more costly. We need to go nuclear.

Somewhere between 10 and 20 years for a single new plant to come online. That’s not a solution.

On the other hand fracking the Bowland Shale would be providing feed into the gas network in what, 12 to 18 months?

Plus, nuclear doesn’t solve the fertiliser nor CO2 shortages.

Should’a gone fracking.

Actually, should go fracking, that’s the solution.

12 thoughts on “Seriously, these people are insane”

  1. Well, yes, but we should also be reducing the bureaucratic mess that causes nuclear to take decades to put in place and get some new plants online to provide base load…

  2. Fracking is the quickest bit if the solution, but nuclear is another part. It should have been done 20 years ago, but if not then, now’s second best. As TomJ says, fairly sure it would be possible to do it quicker, as with many things.

  3. Fracking AND nuclear AND no subsidies for wind or solar, that’s the solution.

    AND a carbon tax if “something must be done” about climate change.

  4. ‘ Huge progress has been made on renewable technologies but they are a very long way from fulfilling the world’s energy needs.’

    Because they cannot now and never will. If they can we would have adopted them.

  5. The government is supposed to look out for threats to national security. But instead of worrying about power shortages, which have been predicted for a long time to be a consequence of shutting down some power sources before replacements are available, they worry about things like Newport Wafer Fab.

  6. I bet if you asked a Greeny that if we have excess CO2 in the atmosphere how come we don’t have enough for the industry that they would suddenly run away, or accuse you of being a mass murderer who doesn’t understand science.

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