“However, a quick rewind to a list displayed in the previous interview at the National Grid reveals that wind actually powered a paltry 1.7 per cent of our grid, with almost 80 per cent coming from gas and nuclear power”. It is true that wind generation is, by its very nature, variable - but using a snapshot where it was well below average is deeply dishonest. That’s why Dazza hasn’t put a citation in there. But back to his sales pitch.
“The UK has gone two months without coal in the energy mix all, and both Labour and the Conservatives are jubilant. So why, Darren, you might ask, why are you about to argue that we still need it?” Do get on with it, I’ve got lunch to prepare. “Coal use in UK electricity generation will come to an end by 2024 - that’s set in law. This is achievable because of practical, lower emission alternatives that can be deployed at the necessary scale, such as gas and nuclear, and not the BBC’s hot air about wind”. Kick the rotten Beeb!
Matt Ridley - climate change denier and coal fan
OH WHAT A GIVEAWAY
Darren Grimes may not be lobbying for coal. But you can see it from there.