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My neighbour gets Farmers Weekly and in the April 3rd edition is a story about solar farms in the south west. It seems that there is no capacity to connect the subsidy farmers to the grid:

Renewable energy development in the South West faces delays of three to six years due to new restrictions.

Western Power Distribution (WPD) has called a halt to all new high-voltage grid connections, as a key route on the network has hit capacity.

New renewables installations in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Bristol docks that want to export power to the grid will be affected.

You'd need a heart of stone....etc. More info can be seen HERE.

Apr 25, 2015 at 4:47 PM | Registered CommenterHarry Passfield

Hi Mike J: I liked the Spiked article as well but the project in China to move water from the Chang in the south to the north reminded me of the doomed Aral Sea fiasco and the tragedy that exists there to this day. Let's hope the Chinese are better (real*) environmentalists.

*As in not raving AGW loonies

Apr 25, 2015 at 11:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterHarry Passfield

New transcript - the Guardian's Biggest Story in the World, Episode 4: Risk (many thanks to Geoff Chambers for transcribing this):

The premiss is this: pretty soon the world will be unfit to live in, if you believe in climate change, as 97% of scientists do. We know this. So do the politicians. Yet, we're at an impasse.


Apr 25, 2015 at 11:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull

Lord Beaverbrook: aaaaaaAARGH! We HAVE to get out of Europe! Kind sir, good lord, please, please – you will have more contacts than I, and will have a greater influence over them – please, please, please persuade them to vote UKIP on 7th May. If not UKIP, then ANYTHING other than the LibLabCon group – even the Monster Raving Loonies have more sense than any of those three!

Apr 25, 2015 at 11:11 AM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

Mike Jackson
Thanks for the Spiked link, nice article.

Apr 25, 2015 at 7:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

Re previous comment about James Murray: See his crap here.

Apr 24, 2015 at 7:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterHarry Passfield

Bish: You have got to see Guido's piece about "weaponising climate change":

Business Green’s James Murray has solved the Med migrant crisis. Sorry Ed, it isn’t the PM who is to blame. No, apparently the capsising boats are a “climate crisis.”

Apr 24, 2015 at 7:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterHarry Passfield
Apr 24, 2015 at 5:47 PM | Registered CommenterMike Jackson

It's been well trailed that the Pope is going to contribute to the debate on climate change.The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is holding a meeting in the Vatican next Tuesday. The Heartland Institute has organised a rival do across the road - and a counter-website - see Co-religionists - and others who think that anything the Pope says will be accorded weight, however unreasonably - may like to email the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at

Apr 24, 2015 at 11:11 AM | Unregistered Commenterosseo

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