Loath him or love him,you can't ignore him.
First Sarah Carey and now Mr Myers pointing out the ridiculous dichotomy in our energy strategy.
A sort of national game of Hokey Cokey.
On the one hand you threaten to jail turf cutters for destroying the environment but on the other hand you subsidise the burning of peat in our power stations. A sort of good peat ,bad peat policy. A bit like Anglo?
On the other hand you subsidise wind farms to produce intermittent power
while at the same time refusing to let the utilities even consider nuclear power.
What if research within the ESB comes to the conclusion that nuclear power should be considered as an option and their report has to be kept secret like some banned book in the Vatican.
Why are the people of Ireland being denied research which could have a big effect on the future of everyone. In a land of many madnesses this is the maddest of all.
As a skeptic on renewables but also wishing to be fair to everybody, I would be willing to concede that about 20% of our total energy could eventually come from wind,solar etc. If SoI can pull off the pumped storage plan then perhaps 30% could accrue from that source but at a very high cost.
The greens, on the other hand, will not give the nukeheads even the time of day: No! We're not having it! Forget about it! It won't happen!
Time for a sensible debate on the whole energy issue. Before it is too late
Kevin Myers: Wind power will return us to the early Middle Ages - Kevin Myers, Columnists - Independent.ie