Climate change minister talks energy in Kew

Everyone's here: MP Greg Barker with his dog, Otto, and Conservatives including Zac Goldsmith, Lord True and mayor of Richmond Meena Bond

Everyone's here: MP Greg Barker with his dog, Otto, and Conservatives including Zac Goldsmith, Lord True and mayor of Richmond Meena Bond

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The climate change minister popped into Kew this week with his pet pooch to discuss the Government’s energy policies and answer questions from residents.

MP Greg Barker, who visited Kew on Monday, April 28, with his dog, Otto, tucked under his arm, was keen to highlight the advances made in renewable energy technology, particularly for solar and tidal energy.

He said by 2030 tidal or wave energy could generate about 10 times the energy produced by a nuclear power plant.

MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith said: “Greg has been an extraordinary force for good in Government, responsible more than anyone else for the Green Investment Bank, and for ensuring the Government has kept its promises in relation to renewable energy.”

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7:00pm Tue 6 May 14

metis says...

I wonder if he mentioned STOR (Short term operating reserve). These consist of large diesel generator farms for when the renewables fail to deliver and there is a shortfall in the grid. Massively subsidised and where all the smart money now goes.
I wonder if he mentioned STOR (Short term operating reserve). These consist of large diesel generator farms for when the renewables fail to deliver and there is a shortfall in the grid. Massively subsidised and where all the smart money now goes. metis
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