Like Dr Alf I would prefer that fracking was not necessary and that we could simply conserve our way to energy self-sufficiency as Left Foot Forward suggest.
Sadly, because of lack of planning, a failure to control the population, rising birthrates, a failure to build new nuclear power stations, a failure to invest in conservation in earlier years, the squandering of money on overseas aid, unwarranted military adventurism, the Barnett Formula, too many civil servants, a bloated public sector there is no longer enough money to conserve our way out of trouble.
These are matters which have to be dealt with but we are now where we are with an urgent problem which requires an immediate solution.
A look at the facts says that we have to frack and frack now, as I have been saying in other posts.
The British public does not know that fracking is not the answer as the headline suggests and conservation would not save us from the blackouts that will almost certainly occur within the next 19 months of this Government given a harsh winter.
As an island, without the means to protect our coastline being “connected to global markets” simply leaves us vulnerable to price hikes by the Russians, OPEC and anyone else who sells us gas or any other fuel we buy to help generate electricity.
We are also vulnerable to the French who sell us nuclear power directly and to Eon the German owned power company which operates in the Midlands and has paid no corporation tax in the last 8 years.
The lights will go out without nuclear power stations which take 15 to 20 years to build and Professor James Lovelock the octegenarian GAIIA worshipper and arch environmentalist has said so many times. With 4% extra generating capacity one hard winter will take us over the precipice and into the world of blackouts and 3 day weeks which no-one under the age of 60 can possibly imagine. Those nuclear power stations are not being built or even planned so what is the alternative?
Wind farms only work for 14% of the time and are heavily subsidized. Without a new generation of electricity pylons, they simply mean ever rising power bills and more blots on the landscape, plus more cancer for anyone living within a mile of the pylons (proven over decades by the Russians who will not allow any dwelling to be within a kilometer of a pylon while our Department of Health and NHS denies the evidence and keeps the public in the dark).
There is insufficient mortgage finance to facilitate all the remedial home improvements required over and above what is already going into help to buy. There is an even bigger shortage of mortgage funds in Wales for the energy conservation required and in any case for most people with families £97 gbp in disposable income at the end of the month is not going to pay for very much home improvement.
In addition, 16% of the population cannot get finance of any kind either on normal terms or at all and the Green Bank does not have enough funds to retrofit all the eligible houses in the UK to the conservation standards required.
Over and above that, we lack the construction workers and builders required to do the work since many were laid off in the last recession and are now working as taxi drivers, or perversely, are on the dole.
Hot rocks in places like Hampshire could help as could Osprey style wave power off our coasts. Another invention I became involved with in 2012 in the form of market feasibility, capital raising, joint venture formulation and market entry, (a mobile flood barrier placed in rivers and areas of storm surge) could help, but this is at the prototyping stage and is not yet a proven technology.
The real solution to our energy worries in Singlepoint Energy which was discovered by the Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla who died in 1944 and who worked for the original JP Morgan in America.
His invention which allowed the limitless supply of energy to be extracted from the earth’s magnetic field in perpetuity was bought from Tesla by JP Morgan for $1 million USD together with certain other ones, including Scalar weaponry, which are now being used by various military establishments around the world.
The release of Singlepoint Energy would put energy companies out of business and cut tax revenues which is why Bill Clinton and Al Gore, under instruction from the plutocrats they reported to, kept the technology embargoed as has every Government on the planet to this day.
In the absence of Singlepoint Energy, we are left for the moment with fracking. So we must frack and frack now but compensate people for any damage they incur as happened with coal mining in the past and do so with great care.
Whilst I am one of David Cameron’s harshest critics and wish to see him replaced, on this occasion I have to acknowledge that the man is right.
- Environmentalists hit out at Welsh Government fracking stance (walesonline.co.uk)
- In Defence of UK Fracking – John Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)
- Growing inequality on David Cameron’s watch: Some reflections – John Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)
- David Cameron and the Politics of Fracking – John Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)
- Some thoughts on the Britain’s Eonomy via The Economist – john Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)
- The Case for Traditional Conservative Values – John Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)
- A Trans Atlantic Perspective in Support of UK Fracking (dralfoldman.com)
- A Hard Look at the Implosion of UK Healthcare – John Gelmini (dralfoldman.com)
- David Cameron can FRACK off! (thegrumpiestoldwoman.wordpress.com)
- Minister in plea to give fracking a fair hearing (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)