Friday, December 24, 2010
UNPUBLISHED SCOTSMAN LETTER
The letter from Scottish Renewables claiming 1/5th of electricity comes from "renewables" is exaggerating, though not by as much as a previous letter from them in another Scottish paper which claimed 1/4. The true figure is 18% of which 10% is hydro power - a source virtually unchanged for 50 years.
A billion pounds a year put into subsidising windmillery for a decade has produced only 8% of our power (easily the most expensive 8%). It is arguable that Holryood's unanimous decision to cut 58% of our electricity capacity over the next decade on the promise that windmills will provide a full replacement are the ravings of people who have lost their grip on reality. Particularly when it is done in the name of preventing the catastrophic warming which, according to a government spokesman by today guarantees "Children just aren't going to know what snow is."
May I also suggest that since Scottish Renewables is not a citizens movement but a propaganda organisation part funded by those subsidised & part by various government organisations "reader's" letters is not an appropriate venue for them - at least not without the caveat that they (& indeed very many other organisations seeking to tell us what to do or get us to pay more through government) are pipers being paid by the state. I regard this as a serious threat to our liberty & very much regret the failure of the media to distinguish between independent & government funded bodies.
Ref - true electricity figures - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Business/Corporate
Government spokesman's claim http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html%20he%20is%20,%20of%20course,%20stil;l%20working%20for%20government%20promiting%20warming%20alarmism