I JUST cannot understand all the controversy and hoo-hah regarding the merits of different types of energy sources - fossil fuels, nuclear stations, wind-turbines, tidal generators and so on.
Lately I’ve been inundated with phone calls, leaflets and hoardings, each and every one urging me to have solar panels installed on my roof and each and every one claiming that, by so doing, I will not only have free electricity but will profit by selling the surplus to be fed into the national grid.
Even I, with my simple logic, can work out that, if the government of the day would finance installation of said panels on every roof, everyone would then face no more electricity bills and, consequently, we as a nation could turn the tides on our European partners by flogging the surplus to them.
Also, everyone would no doubt convert from gas to electricity which would mean moving the country to trading in a seller’s market, rather than being held to ransom by foreign nations, as at present.
At a stroke, no more costly nuclear power with its potential dangers and problems with disposal of waste; no more argy-bargy on the pros and cons of wind turbines; no more pollution from fossil fuels and, dearest to my heart, no more quarterly drain on the family budget.
One can but hope, but, considering Big Business interests, I for one, won’t hold my breath.
Dave Froggatt, Primrose Lane, Killamarsh
the loony greenies and their fellow travellers have ensured, with their bizarre energy policies, that costs will fall on the most vulnerable.
As wealthy land owners and businessmen wax fat on wind turbines, a long-since discredited source of reliable electricity, the little people have their bills loaded.
We must demand exactly how much of our bills now and in the future go on making politicians feel important at world conferences.
Incidentally it is now an unchallenged fact that there has been no global warming since 1995.
Godfrey Bloom, UKIP MEP for Yorks & North Lincs