Focus? FOCUS?? What in God's name does that bloody phrase mean? 'oooh, we must focus on renewables'. Bollocks, we already have a carbon-neutral clean, efficient, safe and cheap (compared to renewables) method of power production and if greenpeace want to eschew it then they're welcome to do that but anybody with half a brain cell realises it's a load of honk. Building a 200MW wind plant at the same cost as a 2GW nuclear plant is just insanity.Anttech said:Considering the UK has what 10 at a streach Nuclear power plants, banning them wouldnt put the UK back in the dark ages. What it would do would "Focus" Science on finding a safer renewable energy source.. For Example the Sun.
I dont aggree with everything they stand for, but they are a force for good more often than not... Focusing the media on issues that we need to deal with.. FOr example Global warming, They have been harping on about this for Years!!! Now only do we deside it is a problem...
GreenPeace are NOT communists.. Come on they believe in stopping Globalisation ruining the world, not in authoritarian regiems..
Most of the Greenpeace voters I know are stoned out of there minds most of the time to become dictors :rofl:
And if you believe globalisation is ruining the world then I sincerely suggest you read some proper economic literature and not the junk shovelled out by greenpeace.
And Britain currently makes up 20% of it's energy production through nuclear power - by 2020 that will have dropped to 0% - a defecit that will mainly be made up through coal and gas fired power stations. This is pure lunacy and wholly against the stated aims of greenpeace, yet they will have just as large a part of the blame if global warming really does get out of control and we don't utilise nuclear power to stop it. Renewable energy sources are just too uneconomical and too inneficient to provide anything like 20% of a large nation's power consumption, yet alone 100%. Nuclear fusion is still on the horizon and it seems unlikely we'll develop a method of power generation that runs of greenpeace's inflated sense of self esteem, so we have to utilise nuclear power. It's thise blind bloody-minded dogmatic crap from greenpeace about how nuclear power is 'evil' which really pisses me off the most - I can only show comtempt for any organisation that gets the facts so blatantly wrong and are so blind to scientific reasoning.
Being anti-globalisation is inherenly anti-free trade and pro-protectionism. Forcing the closure of nuclear plants, banning their construction and solely building reneable power plants (at great expense to the taxpayer. I'm serious in saying that if Britain were to fuel it's energy demands solely through wind power our economy would collapse completely due to the massive cost and inevitable power cuts on calm days) is anti-capitalist as it means the state has absolute control over the industry, completely eschewing the market. Ditto for agriculture as Greenpeace believe in practically banning imports due to the pollition caused during their transport. Greenpeace believe in coercing people to follow their line, at the very least their policies are inherently socialist and utterly authoritarian, at worst they're quasi-terrorists who stop at nothing to acheive their aims.