Monday, 16 August 2010

At last - some common sense on coal

A welcome report in the Guardian today that Cameron will allow new coal fired power stations to go ahead. This is nothing more than plain common sense. At the very least, Cameron's commitment to 'green' energy is on shaky scientific grounds, at worst it could destroy the UK's national competitiveness and leave the population heating baked beans over paraffin stoves.

When China is commissioning a new coal fired plant every day, half a dozen new plants in the UK won't make a spit worth's of difference to global carbon emissions and will provide a much needed boost to our dire energy security position.

2 comments:

Robert said...

With the amount of gas available do we really need coal? If they insist on carbon capture and storage then coal is a dead duck.

Mrs Rigby said...

Any idea where the coal will come from?