Wind and solar a waste of money for UK, Prof Sir David MacKay said in final interviewPosted: May 5, 2016
Devastating interview for feel-good ‘unreliables’ – wind and solar – from Prof MacKay, who served as chief scientific advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (UK) for five years until 2014.
Interesting how government bureaucrats always end up telling the real truth when their tenures are up!
By Paul Homewood
There are two pieces of news today, which should really drive a stake through the heart of the renewable scam, if our politicians had not already boxed themselves into a corner.
First up from the Telegraph:
Wind turbines and solar panels are a waste of money if Britain wants reliable low carbon electricity supplies through the winter, the late Professor Sir David MacKay said in his final interview.
Prof MacKay, who served as chief scientific advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change for five years until 2014, died from cancer last month.
In an interview with the science writer Mark Lynas, filmed 11 days before his death and released posthumously, Prof Mackay said the “sensible thing” for the UK to do was to focus on nuclear and on carbon capture and storage technology, which traps the emissions from power stations.
He criticised the…
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