Delingpole: My Solution to Climate Change? Eat Prince Charles
Excerpt: But I have an even bigger red flag waving over that glib suggestion that we should “take all our energy from renewable sources”.All of it? Really?? The late Professor David Mackay, a Cambridge engineer and chief scientist at the UK government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change once looked at what decarbonising the economy by going 100 per cent renewable might look like for the British landscape. Needless to say, it wasn’t pretty. It would involve: Building 61,000 wind turbines. Covering 5 per cent of the UK landmass — the equivalent of Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, and Staffordshire combined — with solar arrays. (That would be 100 x more solar PV than his been installed in the whole world to date. Damming most of the rivers in the West Highlands of Scotland to generate hydropower. Building huge barrages across rivers such as the Severn, destroying intertidal mud flats and devastating bird and fish species. Using the entirety of Britain’s agricultural land to grow biofuels.