I really cannot get enough of that headline. I love the British countryside. From Cornwall to the northern most tip of Orkney I’ve visited most of it. And for the past 15 years I have seen the blight of windfarms spread. This headline shows that a line has been drawn in the sand against the encroachment of these ugly, expensive white elephants. My only sadness is that the blight will continue to spread north of the border where the fiat of the Dear Leader Kim Jong Eck allows turbines to spread like a plague over beautiful landscapes, thus damaging one of Scotland’s most successful industries, tourism.
The only people who will oppose this sensible policy are ecoloons and limp dems, although that is probably a tautology on my part. Now, I do not accept the theory of anthropogenic global warming, however, even if I did I think I would be smart enough to work out that wind power is not any part of the answer to the problem.
There are three reasons for this:
- First, wind technology is unproven, inefficient and guess what, the wind doesn’t blow all the time.
- Second, the extraction process of the metals to build turbines is causing environmental devastation in Inner Mongolia
- Third, renewables can only meet requirements if we reduce energy consumption exponentially, effectively leading to a de-industrialised, post-capitalist economy. This would delight the Greens, but as anyone who has read James Delingpole’s excellent book Watermelons knows, this is precisely what the ecoloons want. If they were serious about reducing carbon emissions, there is only one answer, and that is nuclear power.
So a victory for common sense and also I believe a victory for the proper Tory tendency in the cabinet. May it be the first of many.
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