Have Your Say: Beware rising energy costs
JOHN Childs has written many letters on energy policy although it might be more accurate to say he has written the same letter many times. In his latest effort (Post, Sept 10) he urges opposition to fracking as a danger to "unspoiled rural areas". The irony of this gentleman, a persistent supporter of the blight of wind power, setting himself up as a champion of our countryside will not be lost upon your regular readers.
Mr Childs might do better to do more reading and less writing. Some research into the current state of the German energy situation would surprise him. Chancellor Merkel has, by her own admission, taken a massive gamble by abandoning a successful nuclear policy in favour of a green agenda. Result: ever increasing energy prices due to inevitable subsidies, power surges caused by intermittent wind, blackouts etc.
So bad is the situation that chemical giants such as BASF are moving jobs to America where fracking has reduced energy costs to a 20 year low.
All of this is causing a massive row in the German media which naturally our dear politically correct BBC fail to report.
Given that we are always being told about German efficiency their current plight might induce a level of schadenfreude, were we not committed at present to the same madness.
The energy world is far more complex, and solutions more difficult, than the ignorant like to believe, Mr Childs.