Friday, October 25, 2013

Coal

I only saw a little of Question Time last night, but I was heartened to see Peter Hitchens advocating a return to coal.

The United Kingdom has coal reserves to last two hundred years.

It is mad that we are not using that coal to produce cheap and plentiful electricity.

And I do not accept that burning coal is inevitably "dirty".  It must be possible to design coal-burning power stations that do not producing damaging emissions.  It's a technological challenge that can be solved.

PS I know it is rude to make personal remarks, but Independent writer Owen Jones does seem to be putting on weight.

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