Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Why Is Britain Suffering Europe’s Highest Energy Bills When We Get So Much 'Free' Electricity From Wind And Sun

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Green levies account for 8pc of domestic electricity bills, with the bulk of these costs being spent on subsidising wind farms

Grant Shapps, the energy secretary, vowed to give Britain the “cheapest energy in Europe” as he set out to overhaul the power system as part of the push to go green. Well as we know a verbal committment isn't worth the paper it's written on, but being one o those politicians who likes to 'follow the science' Shapps was probably blissfully unaware of thw blatantly obvoois problem with achieving 'net zero' via an electricity network based on wind turbines, which relates to the fact that a modern society needs electricity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and nobody i going to find a way to make the wind blow on command in the foreseeable future.

Because of this problem which has apparently been overlooked by scientists although it should be blatantly obvious to anybody with more active brain cells than they have tits or testicles as the case may be, we have to keep gas, biomass, nuclear and coal fuelled generating plants must be kept runnung even when the national grid is not buying their output. Which is why, rather than giving us 'the cheapest electriciy in Europe' the government's efforts to deliver their misbegotten 'net zero' policy are going to give us the most expensive.;

For struggling households and businesses across Britain this can only be bad news, the promise was doubtless well intentioned. But it was also an admission that UK consumers have been burdened with some of Europe's highest bills thanls to scientifically illiterate politicians 'following the science.'.

Industrialists including Britains richest man reputedly,Sir Jim Ratcliffe have complained about the huge costs faced by businesses that must necessarily consume large amounts of energy, while households have been better off in a raft of countries on the Continent in spite of the UK having ample supplies of coal, gas and oil, some already online via the North Sea wells but even more untapped.

Data suggests the coist of energy, swelled by the green levis imposed to make expensive and unprofitable wind and soalr installatioins economically viable (yes, expensive: the green lobby in and outside parliament don't like to talk about that,) has had a crippling effect on the UK economy as the nation tries to adjust to a post - Brexit and post - Pandemic era. According to official figures inflation in February was 10.4pc when energy prices were included, according to official statistics – but a much lower 7.6pc without them.

In the eurozone, inflation including energy bills was 8.5pc. But excluding them, it would actually have slightly been higher than in Britain at 7.8pc.

A toxic combination of net zero charges and subsidies means that unfortunately for Shapps, there are few quick fixes if he wants to meet his goal.

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Green Energy & Net Zero: A Herd Of Elephants In The Room

The Cuadrilla Lancashire gas exploration wells yielded very high-quality natural gas from just a few fractures [ ... ]Claims that less than 1\100th of the gas resource of 37.6 trillion m3 could be extracted has been shown to be false, no actual UK data on gas recovery is available the claim was based on pre-2010 US data. Just 10% gas recovery from Bowland shale could supply 50 years’ worth of current UK gas demand.

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In a recently published science paper, Dr. Wallace Manheimer said Net Zero would be the end of modern civilisation. Writing about wind and solar power he argued it would be especially tragic “when not only will this new infrastructure fail, but will cost trillions, trash large portions of the environment, and be entirely unnecessary”.

Germany haemorrhaging cash to keep country running on as ‘net zero’ becomes zeroeconomic activity
Germany was so desperate to achieve 'net zero' CO2 emissions that for years the country's government closed its fossil fuel-fired and nuclear power plants,replacing those plants with wind and solar power — as well as impoorting huge volumes of natural gas and oil from Russia. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, when NATO (aka the U.S.A.) mandated that the West impose retaliatory sanctions on Russia, including a ban on importation of Russian gas and oil, Germany found itself in a hole:

Just When We Need It Most, Renewable Energy Disappears
In an encouraging sign of a great awakening, million of people in the UK are now, after a week of brutally cold, absolutely windless weather asking "Why have we wasted so much money on wind turbines and harvesting solar energy."
  Yet when politicians are asked directly: "How do we keep the lights on and our homes warm when the wind does not blow and the sun is too low in the sky to make much impression on photovoltaic cells that do the business in solar panels?

Europe's Cold Spell Exposes Green Energy Policy Failure
So far the autumn of 2022 has been unusually mild which has had eco-warriors getting worked up and gluing their arses to motorways and airport runways to demand that we stop using oil. However winter temperatures across Europe predictably dropped sharply in late November and through most of December to date have been positively arctic. Scientists have offered the opinion that the cold weather spell the ongoing European gas crisis is now “likely” to worsen significantly as usual seasonal weather spreads across the northern half of the continent, bringing with it an increased need for domestic heating.

Minister's Claim That 40% UK Energy Comes From Renewables Is Technically Illiterate
Britain's newly installed Secretary of State for Energy, Grant Shapps, is still learning the job so perhaps we should cut him some slack, but even so a statement he made on our energy supply today shows astounding ignorance of technical details relating to his portfolio.
Answering a question in Parliament this morning about Britain's ability to reach its target of getting 40% of our energy needs from sustainable sources, Shapps sneered that it was not possible for us to reach 40% now as we already get 43% from wind. Unfortunately the sneering sarcasm was misplaced but served to reveal the man in charge of energy policy does not know the difference between energy and electricity.

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Europe's biggest economy would suffer a 6.5pc contraction if Russian energy is suspended, experts warn 
Even though the sanctions already imposed on Russia in respondse to the invasion of Ukraine are hitting the nations that imposed then harder that their intended target, the EU is preparing to committ economic suicide in an orgy of virtue signalling ...

We need energy security – not Net Zero
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted a major rethink in the West. We have suddenly found ourselves vulnerable not just to rising prices in oil and gas, but also to inflation in other commodities – such as food and fertiliser. Of all these problems, the security of our energy supply has most exercised minds.

p>The True Cost Of The Green Energy Boom Is Now Being Realized
For four decades we have been fed a constant stream of propaganda assuring us that green energy was the only way forward if we wanted to secure supplies of the energy essential to a modern society while preventing the environmental catastrophes that would be the inevitable consequence of climate change caused by the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emitted by human industrial, commercial and social activity. ... Continue reading >>>

Climate Scaremongers Have Taken Over Where COVID Scaremongers Left Off
Boggart Blog can announce that the winners of our coveted Scaremongering Bollocks of The Month award goes this month to BBC News. Not only did the BBC report in one of their regular climate catastrophe scare stories that river levels across the UK have been at record lows, they broadcast that news story on the same day as The London Weather Centre announced that March 2023 was set to be the wettest March since records began.

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Green Energy & Net Zero: A Herd Of Elephants In The Room

The Cuadrilla Lancashire gas exploration wells yielded very high-quality natural gas from just a few fractures [ ... ]Claims that less than 1\100th of the gas resource of 37.6 trillion m3 could be extracted has been shown to be false, no actual UK data on gas recovery is available the claim was based on pre-2010 US data. Just 10% gas recovery from Bowland shale could supply 50 years’ worth of current UK gas demand.

Net Zero Will Lead To The End Of Modern Civilisation, Says Top Scientist
In a recently published science paper, Dr. Wallace Manheimer said Net Zero would be the end of modern civilisation. Writing about wind and solar power he argued it would be especially tragic “when not only will this new infrastructure fail, but will cost trillions, trash large portions of the environment, and be entirely unnecessary”.

Germany Forcing Farmers To Use LESS Fertilizer To Satisfy EU’s Green Agenda
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Germany haemorrhaging cash to keep country running on as ‘net zero’ becomes zeroeconomic activity
Germany was so desperate to achieve 'net zero' CO2 emissions that for years the country's government closed its fossil fuel-fired and nuclear power plants,replacing those plants with wind and solar power — as well as impoorting huge volumes of natural gas and oil from Russia. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, when NATO (aka the U.S.A.) mandated that the West impose retaliatory sanctions on Russia, including a ban on importation of Russian gas and oil, Germany found itself in a hole:

Just When We Need It Most, Renewable Energy Disappears
In an encouraging sign of a great awakening, million of people in the UK are now, after a week of brutally cold, absolutely windless weather asking "Why have we wasted so much money on wind turbines and harvesting solar energy."
  Yet when politicians are asked directly: "How do we keep the lights on and our homes warm when the wind does not blow and the sun is too low in the sky to make much impression on photovoltaic cells that do the business in solar panels?

Europe's Cold Spell Exposes Green Energy Policy Failure
So far the autumn of 2022 has been unusually mild which has had eco-warriors getting worked up and gluing their arses to motorways and airport runways to demand that we stop using oil. However winter temperatures across Europe predictably dropped sharply in late November and through most of December to date have been positively arctic. Scientists have offered the opinion that the cold weather spell the ongoing European gas crisis is now “likely” to worsen significantly as usual seasonal weather spreads across the northern half of the continent, bringing with it an increased need for domestic heating.

Thousands of Dutch farms will be forced out of business to meet new EU 'Nitrogen pollution targets
he globalist technocrats who control The European Union (EU) have enacted new environmental protection laws which will force member states, including The Netherlands, to meet the new targets for reducing emissions, which address nitrogen emissions from human activity rather than Carbon Dioxide, the Netherlands government proposes to shut down a large portion of its farming industry in order to comply with emissions targets ...

Minister's Claim That 40% UK Energy Comes From Renewables Is Technically Illiterate
Britain's newly installed Secretary of State for Energy, Grant Shapps, is still learning the job so perhaps we should cut him some slack, but even so a statement he made on our energy supply today shows astounding ignorance of technical details relating to his portfolio.
Answering a question in Parliament this morning about Britain's ability to reach its target of getting 40% of our energy needs from sustainable sources, Shapps sneered that it was not possible for us to reach 40% now as we already get 43% from wind. Unfortunately the sneering sarcasm was misplaced but served to reveal the man in charge of energy policy does not know the difference between energy and electricity.

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 by Will Jones Daily Sceptic, 11 April 2023

Husband of BBC Presenter Killed by Covid Vaccine Sues AstraZeneca, Says Vaccine is Unsafe “Defective Product”

11 April 2023 1:00 PM

The widower of BBC presenter Lisa Shaw who died from coronavirus vaccine complications says he has “no alternative” but to pursue legal action against pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, arguing the vaccine is an unsafe “defective product”. The Mail has more.

Mother-of-one Lisa Shaw, 44, died from “vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia” in May 2021, about a week after receiving her first Covid jab. She worked for BBC Radio Newcastle.

Lawyers for her husband, Gareth Eve, reportedly sent pre-action protocol letters to AstraZeneca last year on the behalf of nearly 75 people who allege that their relatives died or suffered injuries related to the vaccine.

Now, nearly two years after Ms. Shaw’s passing and failed attempts to “engage with the U.K. Government, MPs and three prime ministers’, Mr. Eve has told the BBC he has taken legal action in an attempt to get “some sort of acknowledgement or recognition” from the drug producer.   ... Continue reading >>>

 

 


 

 

The ‘anti-racist’ mission to destroy Britain is working – and we have surrendered

Robert Tombs, Daily Telegraph, 11 April 2023

t was inevitable that the monarchy would be attacked for involvement in 17th- and 18th-century slavery. Nearly every other national institution has been already. A new King and the forthcoming Coronation make it a tempting target.

The King, quite understandably, has expressed support for a historical investigation, and perhaps this will calm things down until after the Coronation. But the monarchy would sooner or later have become a target as the symbol of the nation, its unity and its history – the very things that “anti-racist” and “anti-colonial” activists aim to undermine. They have an ally in Vladimir Putin, who attacks the West’s “centuries of colonialism”.

We play along with the pretext that the obsession with slavery and colonialism is about history. We even acquiesce in activists’ claims that the aim is uncovering some long-hidden aspect of our past and “facing up to it”. But real history seeks above all to understand and it aims at getting the complete story. Trawling through the past in a search for something discreditable is crude propaganda. ... Continue reading >>>


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