Tuesday, 1 March 2011
The Royal Society of Edinburgh has just published a Report "Facing up to Climate Change: breaking the barriers to a low-carbon Scotland".
It presupposes that (man-made) Climate Change is a fact, despite there being thousands of scientists world wide who disagree.
Amongst the Primary Recommendations of the Report:-
1. The UK Government should urgently improve the infrastructure and management of the electricity grid in Scotland to optimise the development of renewable energy and to permit the export of surplus renewable energy.
2. The Scottish and UK Governments need to retrofit existing regulation to achieve a balance with the need to reduce carbon emissions.
Firstly, why should 'UK' (in effect non-Scottish) taxpayers subsidise Scotland's infrastructure to support the export of renewable energy? The desired objective is after all, to enable Scotland to then export and sell their 'surplus' renewable energy to England and Wales.
Secondly, although the committee is awash with Professors and Doctors, I wonder how many of them or their readers understand what they mean by "......retrofit existing regulation....."? An oxymoron, surely?
Does SR have any readers who can explain to me (a) what they think it means; and (b) what they think the RoySocEd think they mean?
A guest posting by Joe Public.
Posted by Joe Public at 19:50