|A screenie from the BBC story here|
|Another screenie from the power stations website, I wonder if it has a twitter or a facebook?|
The choice passages are as follows.
The station is capable of generating over 2000MW, enough to power around 3.5 million homes - more than twice the number of households in Wales.
And this classic at the end.
Its flexible technology means that Pembroke is able to respond quickly to the market to provide highly flexible and reliable power to meet the nation's demand.
Don't you just love that "nation" bit. They've obviously glossed over the fact that we are separate countries, that Britain or the UK or whatever you want to call it is not a country or a nation but that's a debate for another day. Wales already produced more energy than it needed before this power station was built. Now it produces far more than it could ever need. These power stations are dumped here because we have no ability to oppose it. The excess is stolen from us and because we burn so much fossil fuels in Wales to supply England's insatiable power demands then it means we then have to have all kinds of 'green' energy projects dumped on us too.
So the barrage that Peter Hain is crying about that would be able to supply 5% of the UK (about Wales' population) is not needed. The lagoon that is being proposed in Swansea Bay and the residents are being encouraged to buy shares in (in the sea that should already belong to the people of Wales but has been stolen by the Crown Estate) is not needed.
We need to start questioning who is really subsising who here.