Two papers on how NetZero will destroy the UK economy.
New Paper: Decarbonisation Plans Fail Engineering Reality Check
“How can we hope to electrify transport when we would need to consume the whole global annual supply of several important minerals to do so, just for the UK?” asks Professor Michael Kelly, former chief scientific adviser to the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Professor Kelly warns that the costs of decarbonising will be ruinous of our current standards of living.
The cost of the wind farms and the batteries and rewiring the grid to cope with the all the extra demand would be folly for an economy at the best of times. In the current crisis it’s madness. It’s like coronavirus all over again.
Britain’s Electric Car Strategy Is ‘Doomed To Failure’
Professor issues the warning in a paper published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation.
He warns the Government’s ambitions for EVs and electric heating in buildings will end in damaging failure.
On battery electric vehicles, he says:
Consider Dinorwig power station, the biggest hydropower energy storage plant in the UK. If all UK cars were battery powered, the nine gigawatts of energy stored behind the dam would be capable of recharging about 60,000 of them, or about 0.25 per cent of the UK fleet.”
Thanks to Jeremy Poynton for these links
“To paraphrase,” says Jeremy, “in order to save the planet, we have no choice but to destroy the planet.”
Michael Kelly is the Emeritus Prince Philip Professor of Technology at the University of Cambridge.
He was a Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Department for Communities and Local Government.
He is a fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering, and is a trustee of the
Global Warming Policy Foundation.
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October 7, 2020 at 12:30PM