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The Severn Scandal Of Huhne

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If there is idiocy in the coalition this is it.

Chris Huhne, the so-called progressive LibDem Energy Minister has called off the Severn barrage, the biggest tidal energy project ever in Britain.  See here.

What more sustainable, reliable, self-evidently ideal source of energy is there than the tide?  Until the earth spins off its axis or the moon melts into green cheese, the tides will continue to work.  The Severn estuary has the second highest tidal reach in the world.  The power inherent in its cycle is unimaginable.  When we find a way to harness it efficiently we will have achieved something every bit as revolutionary as cold fusion.


Yet our short sighted Energy Minister has cancelled the project and says that investment in such new energy sources should come from the private sector. Then he says that private sector investment is unrealistic.  There is something seriously wrong with this man’s thinking.  This is not the sort of project that you judge on the basis of some nit picking consultant’s report.  This is akin to the invention of flight or the microprocessor.  This requires vision.  This is a project that stretches across centuries and dwarfs Chris Huhne and his shameful decision.

This is exactly, precisely and properly the sort of project that government should be investing in heavily.  Only government can promote this sort of essential, long term development.  As for the pathetic whinging of the RSPB et al, this reveals how many small minded fools there are in the green movement.  The birds will find somewhere else soon enough.

A disastrous and terrible decision that will define and should destroy Chris Huhne’s career.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by R.C. and Peter Reynolds, Peter Reynolds. Peter Reynolds said: The Severn Scandal Of Huhne: […]

  2. […] Peter Reynolds, one of my truth-seeking friends, has an excellent blog here. Today he is lambasting Chris Huhne, of the oh-so-environmentally friendly Liberal Democrats over their dumping of the cross-Severn barrage. Well he might. […]

  3. Obviously the power of becomming a Coalition Prime-Minister has gone to his head, but it is so much it needs the energy from somewhere.

    The man’s and idiot- and this from an MP who at the time was ranting on about how green they were !


    The Debt Collector

    October 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm

  4. Little doubt the habitat would be changed by the barrage, but so what? It maw be that new technology has made any need for the scheme obsolete. The idea that private sector money ever gets this stuff done is a joke – even if they pitch in at the start, we end up bailing out.

    I favour projects of this kind, and there use to train people new to the labour market and our armed services, alongside private sector firms.


    October 22, 2010 at 3:55 am

  5. Chicken Little wont go for any energy sources not in the Church of Climatology bible which means you can have wind power, solar power and the third world can grow food for Bio fuels but they cant eat.


    October 25, 2010 at 10:14 am

  6. […] to broadcast the Government line, but this is taking the piss somewhat as there was a project to harness the tidal energy of the River Severn, but it was cancelled by Chris Huhne The Wind God, as it did not involve bird choppers and man made […]

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