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Britain’s energy crisis is the result of decades of failing renewables-centric energy policy

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With one hand the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, is banning exploration for natural gas onshore in the UK, and with the other he is encouraging further development of physically inferior energy sources such as wind and solar. It seems that the government does not understand the importance of thermodynamic quality in energy supply, and has misdiagnosed the causes of the present energy supply and cost crisis. 


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Rishi Sunak’s incoherent energy policy will poison Britain’s future

By Net Zero Watch

Britain’s energy crisis is the result of decades of failing renewables-centric energy policy, policy which has eroded energy security and left the country vulnerable to events such as Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. 

The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, is reportedly considering reintroducing policy support for onshore wind. Many media sources are misreporting this as the lifting of a “ban” on this technology, though in point of fact there is no such ban preventing the building of wind farms. The then Prime Minister, David Cameron, removed subsidies for onshore wind, and thus reduced development interest, since the technology, like nearly all renewables, remains fundamentally uneconomic due to its inferior physical properties.

Whether Mr Sunak will reintroduce direct income support subsidies or provide non-market support through other routes such as tax breaks and favourable Power Purchase Agreements with government bodies, or “must buy” status with the increasingly nationalised retail markets, remains unclear. But such measures will be necessary since wind cannot compete as a pure merchant generator due to the penalties that it would face for non-delivery caused by unpredictable intermittency. Inevitably, such policy support for onshore wind must be paid for by burdening the consumer with additional costs at some point in the electricity supply system.

In parallel with this blunder, and compounding it, Mr Sunak’s government is dragging its feet in preventing developers of solar photovoltaic installations from covering quite literally hundreds of thousands of acres of British farmland with PV generation, thus swapping food production for low grade electricity.

Weak planning guidance has permitted and even encouraged development on Agricultural Land Class 3b, which is by no means bad land, and thus incentivised the misrepresentation of higher classes of land. It should be emphasised that all farmland is a national asset that should not be wasted by development as malinvestment in solar, or indeed as wind “farms”.

The situation suggests that Mr Sunak’s government is poorly informed and acting irresponsibly. Neither wind nor solar is thermodynamically competent, the fuels being of high entropy and of little intrinsic value. No capable government would encourage them. And no capable government would discourage exploration for high quality fuels such as natural gas, but this is precisely what Mr Sunak’s government is now doing with the ban on hydraulic fracturing.

Dr John Constable, NZW’s energy director, said:

To continue intellectually bankrupt and counterproductive policies in the middle of an energy crisis of unprecedented magnitude suggests that the machinery of government in Westminster has ceased to work, and that rational analysis can no longer effect a change of course. The outlook for the consumer and the country as whole is very bleak.

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Net Zero Watch scrutinises the serious implications of expensive and poorly considered climate change policies, establishes what they really cost, determines who will have to pay and explores affordable alternatives.  It is run by the Global Warming Policy Forum, a non-partisan think tank and educational charity that focuses on climate and energy policy.

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Brin Jenkins
Brin Jenkins
5 months ago

I have known for 20 years that this time was inevitable, and becoming more aware of the green blindness that had descended on so many. Some were green dreamers, but any with basic arithmetic skills should have realised lies and deception.

It has been deliberate, what should we do now is the question it must not be allowed to continue.

George
George
5 months ago

I don,t think Rishi Sunak is representative of Britain’s government,the sooner he is kicked out the better it will be for everybody in Britain and the world.

Demeter
Demeter
5 months ago

Personally think the headline reading “Britain’s energy crisis is the result of decades of designed to fail renewables-centric energy policy” would be more accurate, however, it’s a good article.Apologies for veering off topic but think this article gives a much more complete picture of what Jack Dorsey most recently said:

https://dailytelegraph.co.nz/tech/co-founder-jack-dorsey-responds-to-twitter-files/

The site definitely shares no kinship with our DT, it actually has a good few articles worth reading.

Ian Tolley
Ian Tolley
5 months ago

The article is very misleading. It suggests that Sunak and his advisers are all jolly good people desperately scrambling around for a solution to the problem, but have simply got it wrong. I beg to differ. As Brin Jenkins points out, it was clear many years ago to anyone who looked into the subject that wind, especially, would not work as an energy solution. It cannot – it’s not possible. Example: today. It’s freezing all over the UK, and there is no wind…. Sunak and his advisers know precisely what they are doing. It’s called impoverishment and destruction. Sunak is Mr WEF, Mr Agenda2030. That’s why these ludicrous ‘renewables’ proposals continue to proliferate.

W. A. O'Gorman
W. A. O'Gorman
Reply to  Ian Tolley
5 months ago

Quite right, he was annointed by WEF as successor to shambling, hail-fellow-well-met buffoon Boris Zaza* to complete the destruction of the economy.
*Godfather 111 ref. ” Joey Zaza, Joey Zaza – forget Joey Zaza. Joey Zaza is a putz. Joey Zaza never had the brains for something like this”.

GundelP
GundelP
5 months ago

There is NO energy crisis. I was driving yesterday and just noticed a white van with purple letters, OpenReach if I recall well. They looked that they have finished installing big cabinets / boxes to the bottom of the 5G mast. They looked as something needed for very high power.

What’s the purpose? And if we have a real shortage then why they keep installing these?
Like these…

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