One of the more idiotic things to come out of the global warming delusion is the idea that we must get off of fossil fuels in order to save the planet. This has led the politicians to endorse all sorts of energetic nonsense (politicians are not known for having taken lots of physics courses in college). The politicians have endorsed and subsidized wind and solar, even though the amount of subsidy was huge and the return in energy tiny (politicians are not known for their business acumen either). This lunacy in both business and physics traverses the political landscape.
The current chief executive of the UK national grid was interviewed on the British Broadcasting's Radio 4.audio
Right at the end of that interview, Stephen Holliday says rather matter of factly, that the British households will simply have to get used to a 3rd world kind of energy supply. Electricity simply won't be consistently available to cook the evening meal or heat the home. Tough luck if it gets cold. Here is the quote.
The reporter asked about wind power:“Does it work? Cause when the wind doesn’t blow, how does your grid cope?"
Stephen Holliday replied:
"The grid is going to be a very different system in 2020, 2030.
“We keep thinking about we want it to be there and provide power when we need it. It is going to be a much smarter then.
“We are going to have to change our own behavior and consume it when it is available and available cheaply.”
So, all you wee people, if you heat your home with electricity, you may have some cold winters if these idiots have their way with you.
What about the jobs that will be lost in their green Eden? Everyone now works on computers. Computers work on electrical power. If that power is inconsistent and unpredictable, jobs will be lost. This probably means YOUR job, but that is such a small sacrifice you will make to save the planet. Thank you for your sacrifice. The political class, of course, won't have to make those sacrifices because you were stupid enough to do it.
Having recently had experience with not having electricity because wind turbines froze up when the ice came, the global warming alarmist view of the future is bleak indeed. here