Sunday, 20 September 2015

Fuel Poverty Conference

I was asked to write something on the upcoming Fuel Poverty Conference in Dublin.

I dont have much to say about it apart from the fact that one look at the speakers tells me everything I need to know about it.

Many of these speakers support the transition towards very expensive electricity here in Ireland. They have little understanding of the economics of electricity generation, nor the technical complexities involved, nor the environmental impacts of their plans.

Their ideas are based on religious zeal and are creating much social and environmental damage to appease the greedy.

If this is what passes for a "Fuel Poverty" Conference in Ireland in 2015, then there is not much hope for the future.

1 comment:

  1. I have begun to notice a development in Ireland. Gas cylinders behind homes. Small 11 kg ones coloured yellow and larger ones coloured red. A few enquiries reveal that people are turning to gas for cooking as electricity bills increase. I hope to carry out a cost comparison but I suspect that cooking directly with a primary fuel source could cut out the standing charge, the PSO levy, the transmission costs and vastly inflated costs of a duplicate generation system based on fossil fuel and wind. Gas can also be used for lighting as was done long ago. There is a pso levy on gas cylinders, but those living near the border with Northern Ireland can buy there with no levy. Perhaps admin could apply c=some figures.