Following in Pete Moore’s footsteps, I came across a post this evening that caused ugly frown lines to crease my pretty forehead. Why would any sensible human being choose limited access to electricity? I can barely imagine my fellow UK writers or longtime friends choosing to be unplugged from the internet for hours at a time, staring at a cold dinner on a regular basis or pouring over a beloved book by candlelight because of absurd green energy mandates.
The third world is clamoring for constant access to the time saving wonders of electricity, coal plants are being erected at breath taking speed to meet their reasonable demands while the preeminent cradle of modern western innovation, the nation who gave wings to our civilized mode of a well-engineered life, is compliantly giving their consent to a return to third world standards of living in order to satisfy the demented demands of a few insane individuals.
Have you people lost your minds?
From Watts up With That, the head of the UK’s power grid tells a reporter that Brits will have to get used to having no electricity some of the time. By that, I think he means “when the wind isn’t blowing.”
This is the environmental neo-Luddite’s dream. Rachet us back to a pre-industrial standard of living (except, of course, for the folks in charge). Enjoy the benefits of living off the grid, because the grid ain’t gonna be there….
Andrew Bolt had the right idea. Anyone who votes for the Greens, or who proposes such crap, should be subject to the “you first” rule. No power from the grid for their home, and no subsidies for anything else.
I’d like to think that something like this would finally cause the Brits to revolt against the state. But I don’t think they will. They’ve shown, especially in Scotland, a remarkable ability to just shrug and be fatalistic. That, and to have their representatives vote themselves more handouts, to be financed by the wealth of the south.
No wonder a majority of those in England would be willing to let Scotland go independent. Imagine how much their tax burden would fall. It will be interesting to see if that devolution Really, it’s gone far enough now, it’s gone far enough. The Quebecois demanded it for decades, but when it came down to making it happen, they figured out that they’d be giving up the huge subsidies passed their way from the rest of Canada.
A little mea culpa is in order. Gordon is a former commenter on ATW and a dear friend of mine. I skimmed his entire post for your pleasure, but I suggest a visit to his site if you’d like to get a clear measure of the man.
How could any reasonable man condone nascent, inefficient, unreliable and expensive technologies to fund the massive energy needs of a vibrant nation when cheap, reliable sources are readily available?