Monday, August 13, 2007
UK can generate 100% of its electricity from renewables
In my rush to enthuse about George Monbiot's revelatory article on climate change I failed to draw adequate attention to this little document. Its a neat piece of research that demolishes one of the key arguments regurgitated time and again by climate change deniers, which is that renewables cannot supply base-load capacity for the national grid. As usual there is no sign that this knowledge has reached the upper echelons of White Hall and we can be sure that it will remain that way thanks to the profoundly undemocratic nature of our plutocracy.