Infrastructure as part of the ongoing Ponzi scheme called the Coalition Green Agenda.
Firstly Junior Minister for Energy John Hayes. He dared to say the emperor had no
clothes and he was sacked. At the time both Cameron and Clegg denied he had been
sacked for falling foul of the Minster for Climate Change Propaganda and Creating
Energy shortages. His crime, to try to get the energy companies to warn of potential
blackouts due to shortfalls of power generation and to try to keep coal fired plants
open to make up the shortfall.
Now it seems he was sacked. One should not upset the Emperor or try to derail the
Coalitions Green agenda with facts, details or that pesky thing called the truth.
Secondly a little known, one could almost say secret, national grid scheme called the
Short Term Operational Reserve or STOR. This is the allocation of generating capacity
to cover shortfalls of wind generated power.
The Official tender information is here. At the back of this document is a link to another
document with pricing information. Check the Availability price which is paid for a
company to have standby capacity ready to use and also the Utilisation Price which is the
amount paid if that capacity is used.
It seems that a number of businesses are taking advantage of this by setting up Diesel
generators to provide standby capacity and then selling that capacity to the national grid.
In addition many places that have standby generators are able to sell their standby capacity
and be paid for generators that sit idle in hospitals or shopping centres.
Some companies have set up purpose built generator farms available 24/7 so they can get
I was under the impression that the whole point of the Green agenda was to use less gas
So we have wind turbines that are generating electricity if the wind is blowing at the right speed.
Then we are quietly building new gas turbine power stations for covering long term shortfalls in
wind energy and we are also paying for diesel generators to be available to cover short term
Wind turbine electricity is some three times as expensive as normal once you factor in the
subsidies that wind power gets under the Governments Green/Renewable economic suicide
The gas turbines are going to be producing electricity that is twice as expensive due to our
Chancellors tax on gas and coal generators.
Our electricity bills are also being inflated to pay for diesel generators to be on standby across
the country for those rare times when wind power is not available, oh and they are paid well
above the going rate if they are called upon to actually turn on and generate power.
Our French friends are trying to push up the price of nuclear generated Electricity significantly.
We are paying the big wind farm owners to NOT generate electricity at times when it is windy
and supply exceeds demand.
Electricity is a key component in our Security as a nation and as a people. A constant increase
in price has an impact on every level of our society.
Supply is decreasing. Demand is increasing as we recover from the recession. We need cheap
plentiful energy to compete on the world stage and to create and maintain the businesses
that will pull us back into national profitability.
The response of our Government. Scheme after scheme to restrict supply and increase price
and call it a Green Agenda.
This is so silly we would laugh were it not so tragic.