Kelly on the CCC
Dec 13, 2013
Bishop Hill in Climate: Sceptics, Climate: WG3

Mike Kelly has a letter in the Times expressing concerns over the electricity supply and the role of the Committee on Climate Change.

Sir, If and when the UK next experiences large-scale rolling electricity brown-outs, last seen in the 1970s, the public inquisition on any consequential economic and social disruption must look first at the Climate Change Committee which has taken a single-issue look at the future, and has done much to bring such a situation about by persistently privileging concern for the environment above both the affordability and the security of supply of electricity since 2008 (report, Dec 11).

In the name of social cohesion and engineering sanity, the next decade must see a precise reversal of priorities, with no more coal plant closures until replacement base load capacity is in place.

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