In due course, the intermittency of renewables will be smoothed out by giant batteries – yet to be invented.
We now realise that burning wood chip not only destroys trees, but produces twice as much CO2 per unit of electricity than coal so that is no answer.
Meanwhile, if we want to keep the lights on, surely it is better to do so with British made coal and British jobs.
Closing production here and importing it from Poland may make those of us who are comfortably retired feel good without actually doing good.
Let’s all have a good debate on saving the planet, but let us use science, engineering and a realistic timetable, not just emotion, in order to obtain the right solutions.
Roddam Rigg Farm