Thursday, 1 January 2009

Why we can't afford to ignore making sure the UK has sustainable independent, green power generation...

I was depressed to read on the BBC site that the gas pipelines were shut by Russia to the the Ukraine. Apparently the two countries have failed to agree their new supply contracts but, as usual, it won't be those at the top of these corporations that suffer but the consumer/householder who has no control over who supplies them their gas and is now left, presumably, wondering how long before their heat runs out. Temps in the Ukraine at the moment are around -8C.
The UK should never be in the position where our power supply is subject to the vagiaries of either political or financial posturing by large corporations but should be affordable, sustainable and available for all. Like water, it is not a luxury but a necessity.

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