Alternative energy leads to Brits freezing in the dark

Ron Arnold:
As freezing temperatures, gales and blizzards of deadly "100-year, record-smashing" spring storms battered Europe this past month, the energy gap I've warned about for years hit the headlines: "It's payback time for our insane energy policy," snarled London's Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

Hypothermia has killed thousands, losses to the economy have soared into the billions, and the wintry spring has wrought mayhem on the roads, closed businesses and smashed power lines.

Last weekend, the head of the United Kingdom's second-largest energy supplier announced that the nation had barely 48 hours' worth of stored natural gas left to keep the population warm. "Our generating capacity has fallen so low that we can expect power cuts to begin at any time."

Why? Because instead of developing its vast natural gas resources to fuel gas-fired generators, Britain has been building wind turbines, which provide almost no electricity during frigid weather.

The Sunday Telegraph bitterly concluded, "The grotesque mishandling of Britain's energy policy by politicians of all parties, as they chase their childish chimeras of CO2-induced global warming and windmills, has been arguably the greatest act of political irresponsibility in our history."
There seems to be a new consensus that it is too cold for alternative energy.  Arnold quotes a German paper  where scientist are predicting a new ice age.  Which ever way the weather goes it should be clear that alternative energy is too inefficient and too inconsistent to rely on.  If you are freezing in the dark, you already know that.


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