The Net Zero lunacy could well finish off the "Conservative" party for good. Rising electricity prices and an insane energy policy will drive voters away from the party.
The following graph from the Smithsonian shows how the Earth's average temperature is thought to have changed over its long history (well, the last 500 million years):
We are currently in a cool period.
However the politicians in this country have banned fracking and shut down most of our coal plants. In 2020 China had 184 new coal plants under construction and is helping to build hundreds of other coal-fired plants in countries including Vietnam, Turkey, Indonesia, Philippines and Egypt.
We have 3 coal plants remaining (usually offline). Over 50% of our energy comes from gas, with the rest from nuclear, hydroelectric, wind farms, solar panels and a handful of inter-connectors that supply us with energy from the Continent.
What the "Conservative" party should be doing is resuming fracking operations and building shale gas plants, along with some new coal plants and nuclear plants (in the longer term). However, the lunatics in charge vainly imagine they can increase our wind power capacity to 40 GW by 2030. On some days our energy from wind turbines is about 5% of the total on the grid, equating to a measly few GW (to see the latest status of the National Grid, click here. It is interesting to see how the various sources change during the day).
As for "Biomass", it might sound great but it's really just a word for the burning of wood chips from trees chopped down in America and shipped over the Atlantic. Not exactly "green". When it comes to burning things, let's at least start with the stuff in the ground first! Drax has made a spirited effort in an attempt to justify its use of wood pellets instead of coal (see Drax) but I for one remain unconvinced. We should be planting trees, not chopping them down.
The truth is that there is plenty of available coal and gas under our feet to provide cheap energy for decades. However the idiots in government have buried their heads in the sand while they prance about on the world stage virtue-signalling about their plans for "Net Zero".
The abolition of petrol and diesel cars (along with gas boilers) by the early 2030s is utter madness and is completely unattainable, as well as insanely expensive.
If that goon Johnson and his cronies continue as they are we will be getting the candles out and wearing three jumpers to keep warm. We will also be watching the collapse of the "Conservative" party at long last, to be consigned to the dustbin of history where it belongs.