Are we going to lose power for the people?
I HAVE just watched on the news for the second time an item on the predicted electricity shortages they say will happen by 2020.
This is due to the shutting down of a large number of power stations due to end of their life, carbon emissions and other factors.
The predication continues with the fact that 70 per cent of our power needs will be generated from gas that needs to be imported.
I am neither for nor against the Green Brigade, my main concerns are to do with cost to Joe Public.
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It seems to me that the fat cats see an event coming and hike the prices to justify and fit the circumstances, not a thing to do with value for money but more to do with the lining of their pockets.
If, as predicted, there are to be power shortages and subsequent blackouts with rising costs due to gas having to be bought from abroad, can someone answer these questions:
Why have we waited until a large percentage of our generating industry is beyond repair before doing anything?
How come we seem to jump to it when EU legislation is imposed while other countries seem to take their time if they get round to it at all?
Why are all these wind turbines being built both on and offshore?
Why is the output of all those thousands of turbines only supplying a fraction of our power needs?
Who has paid for all those turbines and what is the total costs including siting? The cost must be fantastic considering that most of the components are imported, including the steel used in their structure.
What is the life expectancy of each turbine?
At the end of the day, how many times do we need to pay for our power?
Somerton Road, Immingham.
The Telegraph says
Are we relying too much on energy supplies from abroad, from countries that have been known to hold such supplies hostage in the past? Isn't obtaining energy from a variety of sources, and "home grown" the best option?