Electricity cuts and power crisis predicted for Britain’s New Year Holiday

20 December, 2016

Thanks to successive governments (Labour from 1997 to 2010 and Conservative Lib – Dem from 2010 to 2015) their gullibility in falling victim to every confidence trickster who backed up an energy subsidy scam by saying, “I’m a scientist.” and their committment to supposedly sustainable but in reality intermittent energy sources for electricity,   The National Grid is failing to meet demand and “emergency power deals have become the norm,” according to a new report by a cross-party parliamentary group chaired by Grant Shapps.

Coal power station closures and the building of renewable energy plants will leave the country struggling to generate the required power supplies to feed British infrastructure and homes.

The British Infrastructure Group (BIG) believes the government’s attempt to meet climate change targets set by the EU and United Nations led to a cut back in capacity margins and extravagant price increases. The “interventionist energy policy,” Shapps believes, has left electricity supplies “dangerously small.” Shapps carefully omits to mention that the government’s only contingency plan for providing the power needed to meet peaks of demand (a sudden cold snap for example) is to spark up the thousands of diesel generators the earth loving politicians have concealed in goods containers on compounds sited around the country. Yes you read that right, diesel generators, the billions of pounds spent on wind and solar generation schemes and the billions of pounds spent on subsidising the farmers and landowners whose land the ‘sustainable’ power generators stand on have left us dependent on the dirtiest and most inefficient method of generating power to meet peak winter demand.

The report found that in recent winters the nation’s spare electricity pool went from 17 percent in 2011-12 to just one percent this year. To restore the stock, household bills would have to increase by as much as £30 a year until 2020. Government estimates predict price increases of around half of that.

“While nobody questions the noble intentions behind these ‘green power’ policies, it is clear that the unshakeable confidence of the community who swore ‘the science is settled’ was sadly misplaced and policies  designed to reduce Britain’s carbon dioxide emissions were not only wrong headed in a world that has stubbornly refused to get any warmer for almost twenty years (accoring to the ‘settled science’ we should have been frying eggs on the concrete in mid December here in northern England by now, not wondering how we are going to kep warm through the winter) but have had the unintended effect of hollowing out the reliability of the electricity generating sector,” the former co-chair of the Conservative Party said.

So to avoid major power cuts over Christmas 2017, Shapps added, the government should “work to make it profitable for private companies to invest and innovate in our electricity markets once again.”

Last year, National Grid paid nearly £40 million ($49.7 million) for emergency power. This winter, the group was given the go-ahead by the government to shell out an estimated £122.4 million. These costs are later spread out across the network and picked up by consumers in the form of growing bills.

 
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Useless Creatures or Endangered Species

Milo Yiannopoulos wrote in Breitbart London today:

Animals That Aren’t Delicious or Useful Deserve to Be Extinct

Pandas are portrayed as ‘cute’, actually they are ugly, stupid, smelly creatures that because their diet is totally unsuited to their metabolism, shit shitloads of smelly, slimy, green poo (Image source)

Have you ever considered that there might be a good reason some animals are nearing extinction? And that it would be better if they just died off?

Let’s get one thing straight: animals are here for our culinary enjoyment, our utility, and occasionally our comedic pleasure. Basically the rule is: if you can’t eat it or ride it, it is pointless. I’m always telling friends to “go green.” What they don’t realise I mean is: eat a turtle.

I was moved to draw up a list of animals that deserve to be extinct by Jim Treacher of another parish, who has waged an admirable, multi-year crusade against the unspeakable grotesque that is the panda.

Such headlines as “Pandas Do Not Have Personalities,” “Panda Fakes Pregnancy, Because Pandas Are Evil Liars,” “Scientists Prove It: Pandas Are Morons,” “Pandas Are Violent Monsters And Must Be Destroyed,” and of course his magnum opus “All Pandas Must Die” have served as an inspiration to us all.

You see, it’s not necessary to like animals just because they’re “cute,” and indeed the fawning baby-talk and excessive sentimentality showered on these dumb beasts by bleeding-heart liberals in fact only makes right-thinking people like Mr. Treacher and I deeply suspicious.

READ MORE including a list of endangered species that serve no other purpose than to act as shit factories, thus polluting our evironment.

I felt moved to reply:

I’m right with you on this Milo. What was God on the day he created Giraffes and can we have some please? Only one point in your comprehensive lost of useless creatures I’d take issue with, if we let lions become extinct, when Roman Empire rules are restored as the pendulum swings to the right, what kind of creatures will we be able to throw environmentalists to?

How Ironic That Humourless Warmageddonists Will Not See The Irony

“If I invest all my savings in palm oil futures I’ll become a millionaire about the same time as I become extinct” (image source)

I’ve lost count of how many times this blog has highlighted the extraordinary consistency with which politicians and scientists working in concert manage to achieve the exact opposite of what they are aiming for.

One might be tempted to think that the first step in proposing a scientific solution to any problem is to first understand what harm the unintended consequences of your solution might cause. And then having stepped back, looked at the bigger picture and thought OMFG, that’s not good, maybe reconsider. It should be a no brainer, so what does that say about the science that keeps leading its practicioners into the same trap?

Still, as any comedian knows if a joke is worth doing once it is worth doing a thousand times, so here we go again with the latest variation on a theme.

A report in The Daily Telegraph tells us the orang-utan population of Indonesia is being driven to the brink of extinction thanks to the massive deforestation underway to satisfy the rapidly growing demand for palm oil as a clean, green, sustainable biofuel.

Some scientists estimate that as many as 95 percent of the orang-utans native to Sumatra have already been wiped out.

Isn’t it ironic that the Warmageddonist mob are so humourless they will never see the irony in this?
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Adversity (aka first past the post) makes for strange bedfellows

Nige 4 Natalie – True (image source)

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has hinted her party could work with UKIP to secure meaningful electoral reform after Britain’s first past the post (FPTP) voting system delivered results unrepresentative of the parties’ genuine support.

Bennett, who lost out on a seat in last Thursday’s general election, told reporters she would be “happy” to work with UKIP after both parties won only one seat each, despite having proportionally much higher levels of support.

The Greens received 1.1 million votes and UKIP nearly four million, but only won one seat each. The results have triggered a call for the FPTP system, which handed the Scottish National Party (SNP) an impressive 56 seats despite only gaining 1.4 million votes, to be reformed in favor of a more representative voting system.

When asked if her party would collaborate with UKIP for a change in the system, Bennett said: “Lots of people who were in seats where they have never thought about electoral reform before are looking at their MP or local council and are saying ‘How did we end up with that? That’s not what we wanted.’”

“So I think we will see a grassroots campaign and we will be supporting that and very happy to join with anyone else who supports that, working on an issue by issue basis as the Green Party has always done.”

Bennett came third in her constituency of Holborn and St Pancras, but has ruled out stepping down as leader, saying that being able to lead the party without the confines of a Westminster role was liberating.

Wonder if the Lib Dems and Scottish Labour will join inans make it a 4-in-a-bed session.

If looks were votes … The Eye Candy Party Would Win Every Time

I gave Leader’s Question Time a swerver last night and also decided to skip Nigel Farage’s one man show, knowing I’d see YouTube clips of the best bits ad nauseum.

The best bit of campaign television for me this week then was BBC North West’s offering in the Election 2015 regional debates screened on Wednesday evening.

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BBC North West 2015 regional election debate

Why did Ian think that?” you might well ask. It wasn’t because the UKIP candidate, John Bickley, standing in Middleton which he narrowly missed winning in last year’s by election on the night UKIP won Clacton. (It was a major tactical error by UKIP to throw everything as Clacton which Douglas Carswell was always going to retain, an extra little push in the greater Manchester seat would have got them over the line.) Bickley is not a natural on television.

The major party candidates, Lucy Powell, Lab. Manchester central, Ben Wallace, Con. Preston North, and Gordon Birtwistle, Lib Dem. Burnley were similarly lacklustre.

No, the panellist who stole the show was the Green Party’s St. Helens North candidate, Elizabeth Ward, a lovely little package of politically correct cute. Elizabeth is also a confident and well briefed speaker, even if she did spout the usual Trotskyite bollocks the party of watermelons (green on the outside, red in the inside) nowadays specialise in.

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Elizabeth Ward, Green Party candidate for St. Helens North

No matter how much Green and polically correct bollocks the girl spouts, those exquisite cheekbones and expressive eyes would still get my vote.

ELIZABETH, JOIN UKIP – WITH SOME SENSIBLE POLICIES AND YOUR GOOD LOOKS YOU COULD BE PRIME MINISTER BY 2030

(Well that should get the screechers of the politically correct left well wound up)

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Hypocrites: Green Party Voters Take Most Long Haul Holiday.s

I was going to give blogging a rare miss today (trouble with mobile technology is it follows you everywhere) and have a quiet weekend but I just had to post on this story of hypocrisy and double standards from followers of a left wing party who are always telling us we must reduce our carbon footprint. no surprise of course, we’d actually be shocked if lefties showed any sign of honesty or even awareness of the double standards they operate.

In spite of The Green Party’s professed affection for the environment and hatred of CO2 emissions, their penchant for rope sandals and hemp knickers (designed by Versace or Armani of course, and expensive enough to reassure the leftie poseurs of their status) Green Party supporters are most likely to book a long-haul holiday, flying thousands of miles round the globe so they can patronizingly lecture people who cook over dried dung fires on the need to reduce Carbon dioxide emissions.

The survey by website Travelzoo (details not available online – h/t our travel expert and marathon girl Cleo Hart who works for a firm that arranges very expensive, CO2 intensive jollies for rich people) found that Green Party supporters were more likely to book a gas-guzzling hire car rather than take a bus or tram and were most likely to steal hotel toiletries (which isn’t climate relevant but shows what a bunch of twunts Greens and lefties are).

Travelzoon questioned 3,000 Brits about their travel habits and political allegiance. UKIP supporters were the most likely to prefer a hot a destination, with 90 per cent of them admitting to being sun-seekers, however they were much less likely than Conservatives so go for luxury holidays, preferring budget breaks instead (Coz they’re real people who are no so insecure or self loathing they have to pretend to care about third world peasants and polar bear to court the Facebook likes that give them self-esteem.

Meanwhile, Liberal Democrats were most likely to book a cruise and Labour supporters most likely to go all-inclusive (What? Labour, the party of the working class, don’t make their supporters take holidays at Mrs. Vinegartit’s Charnel House B & B in Carbuncle on the Groyne – disgraceful.).

Louise Hodges of Travelzoo said: “We were very surprised to see that Green Party supporters are the most likely to fly long-haul. Perhaps less surprising was the tourist profile of a typical UKIP supporter, which appears to be that of a sun-loving, bargain-seeking traveller who likes an English breakfast and is more inclined than others to speak English when abroad.”

Well if you are not going to vote UKIP I suggest you STF up about green issues, you hypocrites, or perhaps just fuck the fucking fuck off because we are sick of you habitual polluters telling us we must do as you say, not as you do. And on your way, redistribute wealth by giving all you money to hard up Third World Tyrants; they need a bit of help with the task of slaughtering half their people . Welcome to planet refuckingality.

And you elitists who talk about ‘making the world fairer’, us little people, you know, we can’t afford to jet off round the world so we aren’t happy at being told we should give up our budget holidays to help ‘the poor’. So really its down to you overpaid, underemployed, hand wringing, breast beating, wailing, gnashyteething, breastbeating do gooders. Try practicing what you preach for a change.

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There Ain’t Nothing Like a Dame… (from Anna Raccoon)

We’ve spent enough time discussing the hypocrisy of the main politicians – Emily Thornberry, proud owner of an ex-housing association property in North London campaigning against the Conservative manifesto pledge to allow the sale of, er, ex-housing association properties; Miliband wooing the Jewish voters by, er, backing the recognition of Palestinian statehood, to say nothing of mangling a bacon sarnie; Cameron promising a referendum of the EU in 2017 ‘after negotiations’ that the EU say can’t be held before 2019…

I thought some light relief was the order of the day – and the Green party seemed a likely provider of hypocrisy with a side order of cant.

No sooner said than done – and over to Bristol. I was halfway through a turgid article on the Green Party’s Bristol Candidate – Darren Hall – ‘Big Green Week co-curator‘, organiser of the ‘Biggest Bike Ride’ (naturally) featuring Professor Windy (it’s the Soya beans…) who starts each day with ‘The Morning Muse’ (‘Should I have had the Soya Beans and the lentils?’) (‘Is Movicol suitable for vegans?’) – enough already, when I fell in love with their main funder.

Dame Vivienne Westwood – a master class in Hypocrisy.

read full article at annaraccoon.com