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Reality Checkpoint

Frequently one has the impression that energy policy is determined by people who have no understanding of our energy needs or reserves.

But every so often, little snippets of news arrive which show which way the wind is really blowing.

I'm putting some of these below.

N.D.



CARBON CAPTURE PRE-COMBUSTION ABANDONED....Oct 07
Alastair Darling decides to scrap pre-combustion carbon capture technology, an extremely expensive way of producing electrical power. Many of these low-carbon-dioxide plants were to be built in the North-East of England.

BP SCRAPS PLANS FOR A GAS-FIRED POWER PLANT....Jul 07
Oil company BP scraps plans to build a 1,000,000,000 gas-fired power plant, blaming delays in state subsidies.

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