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New power stations are not enough to keep the lights on, Ofgem chief warns | The Times

It is time for a revolution in the way that people save energy if they are to mitigate their soaring utility bills and keep the lights on, Ofgem has warned.
The energy regulator said yesterday that building dozens of new gas plants to fill the generation gap looming in 2015 would not be enough unless a change in energy efficiency resulted in a dramatic fall in consumption.

Britain 'on the brink' of energy crisis, warns regulator - Telegraph

Tim Yeo, chairman of the Commons energy committee, said that he was worried that people were not sufficiently aware that higher energy bills were looming.
“I’ve been concerned for some time that we are not preparing the public well enough for what is likely to be further increases in energy prices,” he said.
“A lot of it depends on international gas prices over which we don’t have any control.”
He said that the only thing the Government could do was to encourage people to use less energy.

Turn off the lights to prevent the lights being turned off? Depend on foreign gas because we mustn't drill for our own gas? Retire to our holes in the ground and watch the poor and old die from cold? I hope the greens will be happy.

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"Retire to our holes in the ground and watch the poor and old die from cold? I hope the greens will be happy."

I'm reasonably certain they will be happy - that's the problem. I wish they were racked with guilt and horror at the prospect, but those smug psychopaths will probably be congratulating themselves on a job well done.

I think non-essential services should lose power first. Parliament, House of lords, Newspapers, BBC, any building containing non-military, non-police, non-fire/rescue bureaucrats, plus QUANGOS, and anything that touts Greenness. Load-shed them whenever the wind stops.

They wanted it, they can have it.

Well this is a surprise isn't it.

A surprise to everyone except those who've been predicting it for years, which is quite a lot of people actually, but not including any eco-fascists, who prefer to rely on wishful thinking about windmills and stuff.

And Simon, I fear it will be quite the other way around - those people will all be classed as "essential workers" and it'll be everybody else who'll be summarily disconnected by their friendly local smart-meter - ie, all those people who actually make the money and pay the bills.

The good thing is that the out-of-touch political class will be turfed out in favour of drillers if they carry on like this.

A lot of people are green because they perceive it as being about token sacrifices like reusing their carrier bags. Tell them that they have to go back to washing up and they will rapidly see the red mist and become arch Friedmanites.

IF RE-PUBLISHING PLEASE PUBLISH FOLLOWING IN ITS ENTIRETY

UNDER HOUSE ARREST

To
Eilidh MacDonald http://www.pdso.org.uk/
(My Solicitor)
PDSO Inverness
17 Queensgate
Inverness IV1 1DF
Call free on 0800 328 1222
07867 667 277
Tel: 01463 709680
Fax: 01463 709682
Email: inverness@pdso.org.uk

My Impossible Bail Conditions
QUOTE:
(h) must not go on foot nor, other than to comply with Road Traffic legislation, to stop in any vehicle within 200 meters of any school.

Meaning I cannot leave my village, Muir of Ord by train I cannot visit:

Friends Along road
Pharmacy
Post Office
Railway Station
Chip Shop
Shops – Inc Co-op
Library
Pub

1st. Arrest 21st. Thursday February 2013
Breach of Peace?
Arrested 9am – processed – released 12.30 pm ish.

Free 33 minutes.

2nd. Arrest 21st. Thursday February 2013
1pm ish.
Was being threatened [multiple death threats over last weeks]
by group of 5/6 men, two women with prams, kids, sheep and goats, some of the men came out of pub.
[they may or may not have been drinking alcohol
I called 999 – being threatned.

Young male constable took me to back of police car.
Female Officer Wood spoke to the GANG.
Wood came back to car and arrested me.
“Do you Understand?”
NO ANSWER {repeated many times}
Taken to Dingwall Police cells – thence to Inverness Police cells -
overnight –

taken to Tain Court a.m. 22st.Friday February 2013
Offence(s)
1) BREACH OF THE PEACE
2) BREACH OF THE PEACE
3)BREACH OF THE PEACE
4) CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND LICENSING (SCOTLAND) ACT 2010 S38(1)

NOTE BENE: The reference to schools is because while videoing potholes and dangerous cars driving conditions around Muir of Ord People, children, sheep, goats and other animals have inadvertainly been videoed.

I am a retired wedding photographer, Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society, and as sutch have photographed zillions of people and situations whithout causing one offence.

My several web sites and YouTube videos I have taken down due to harrassement and intimidation by people, sheep, Northern constabulary, goats and other animals.

I am,
Dave Allison, Sui juris

MOB: 07748468457
Tel: 01463 871780
11 Balvaird Terrace, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire, Highlands IV6 7TR

Faodaidh nach ionann na beachdan anns
an post seo agus beachdan a’ Ghàidheil.
The views expressed in this post are
not necessarily those of The Highlander
Dave Allison.

This country, the once-United Kingdom, has descended into a Hell of political correctness, thought police, prod-nosed do-gooders, fascist bansturbators and others of similar ilk.
It is not the country into which I was born but it is the country I most sincerely wish to leave.

So much for the big future and jobs in wave power

Published: 04/03/2013 16:39 - Updated: 04/03/2013 16:55

Inverness jobs at risk as wave power firm to close

By Helen Bushnell

MSP Rhoda Grant on her recent visit to Wavegen in Inverness

A WAVE power company based in Inverness is on the brink of closure, putting 18 jobs at risk.

Wavegen, based on Harbour Road, is facing closure after its German parent company, Voith, announced plans to pull out of the Highlands.

.... more

http://www.highland-news.co.uk/News/Inverness-jobs-at-risk-as-wave-firm-closes-04032013.htm

So much for the bright future for wave power and all the jobs in it

http://www.highland-news.co.uk/News/Inverness-jobs-at-risk-as-wave-firm-closes-04032013.htm


Published: 04/03/2013 16:39 - Updated: 04/03/2013 16:55

Inverness jobs at risk as wave power firm to close

A WAVE power company based in Inverness is on the brink of closure, putting 18 jobs at risk.

Wavegen, based on Harbour Road, is facing closure after its German parent company, Voith, announced plans to pull out of the Highlands.

.... more

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