Registered On: December 24, 2013
I wouldn’t expect mine or anyone else’s comments to make any difference — the politicians are now in charge so expect calamity. Until they realise this won’t win them any votes, that is.
In the meantime the realities of what net zero means are finally starting to sink in and I’d be very surprised if we don’t see a great deal more about the implications of all this over the next few months. In the UK the cost to every household is likely to be between £20,000 and £30,000 just to upgrade people’s homes to meet new standards of heating and insulation. Many properties will fail to meet them because of their construction and their value will collapse.
The national grid will have to increase capacity to levels that renewables won’t stand a chance of achieving without support from gas and nuclear. Get ready for electricity rationing.
China and India will continue to build coal-fired power stations for many years to come. CO2 emissions will continue to rise. The climate will continue to change pretty much as nature chooses. No doubt you’ll all be very pleased with yourselves.
Meanwhile you might be interested in this:
But never mind, it’s all for a good cause.