@Daily_Express you missed the significance of Dinorwic to go for an attack on Miliband

This was a letter to the Daily Express 3/10/2014

I originally titled it “@Ed_Miliband carbon free electricity means nuclear, in terms of our present technology” but The Daily Express published this version, which completely misses the point of mentioning Dinorwic:

Published version  (6/10/2014):

Labour’s powerful green pledge must be explained

Fred Forsyth’s piece on Wind Turbines (“A ‘green’ con that’s costing us the earth” October 3 ) reminded me of a pledge made by Ed Miliband in his abridged Labour conference speech.
It worries me that few people picked up on it. Here’s a quotation from the transcript: “We’re going to commit to taking all of the carbon out of our electricity by 2030.”
There was no mention of how this was to be achieved.
Certainly not with wind turbines, nor any other ‘green’ solution.
It would have to be nuclear and it would take that long to get it up and running.

As Japan and France have accepted, there is no other way to achieve self sufficiency, without using fossil fuels.

Miliband was making an appeal to the naivety of  ‘the green vote’.

I can only assume that parts of the media and other political parties have been quiet is  because they do not understand the issues.

Original version:

Fred Forsyth’s deriding of Wind Turbines reminded me of a pledge made by Ed Miliband in his abridged conference speech.
It worries me that no-one else picked up on it.

From the transcript: “We’re going to commit to taking all of the carbon out of our electricity by 2030.”
No mention of how this was to be achieved.
Certainly not with wind turbines, nor any other Green solution, until there is a better means of storing electrical energy than that used at Dinorwic.
It would have to be nuclear and it would take that long to get it up and running.

As Japan and France have accepted, there is no other way to achieve self sufficiency, without using fossil fuels.

Ed was making an appeal to the naivety of The Green Vote. I can only assume that the Media and other political parties have been quiet is either because they do not understand the issues, or because they are hoping to use the same duplicity theirselves.

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2 Responses to “@Daily_Express you missed the significance of Dinorwic to go for an attack on Miliband”

  1. The Sound of Summer Says:

    so your point is??

    • wiganshale Says:

      the big problem with alternative energy sources is that there is no decent storage system in this country. We have Dinorwic to store energy produced whilst we sleep but it loses 30% on each cycle.

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