Friends of the Earth* want to close a majassive power plant over here.
“We would like to see Kilroot closed by 2010 so that Northern Ireland can make a transition to a low-carbon economy.
“That will have to happen via gas to renewables such as wind and tidal and solar and so on.”
Ah, yes. If you’d like to fork out to provide
eyesores wind turbines (which cannot be depended upon due to the weather), or tidal generators (which you wouldn’t allow because a couple of fish would die to build and run them), or solar gear (ARE YOU MENTAL! WE HAVEN’T SEEN THE SUN SINCE JULY!), feel free. Or, if you want to elaborate on “and so on”, please do. Maybe you’ve discovered a brand spanking new energy generation procedure, that consumes greenhouse gas and emits butterflies? No? Okay then. Shut up.
I’d like to see NIreland turn into a low-carbon economy, too. Obviously, I don’t have a clue what the feck they mean by “low-carbon economy”, so I’ll make up my own meaning. I take it to mean that, instead of burning fossil fuels, we burn eco-nuts. There’s a seemingly endless supply, and for every enviro-nut that is burnt, a huge amount of methane is prevented from being spewed from their gobs.
Everyone’s a winner, baby.
* – See, they call themselves “Friends of the Earth”, but I think that they’re just hangers on. I don’t think that Earth has invited them round once.