Old Potato Head Is Back
Old potato head is back!
Having done his best to wreck the U.K.’s energy industry, Ed Davey, now wants to do more damage;
Davey calls for independent system operator to improve UK grid
A former UK energy secretary believes the Conservative government has severely neglected the country’s power grid development at the expense of renewables.
His comments come in the same week as the National Grid released its 2016 Future Energy Scenarios report.
Sir Ed Davey headed the energy portfolio in the last coalition government and he told Power Engineering International, “Since the May 2015 election, the Conservatives’ energy policy has been a disaster – especially for renewables and investment in the grid to facilitate renewables.”
The Liberal Democrat, now chair of renewables firm Mongoose Energy, added that the government may need to look beyond National Grid in terms of coming up with pragmatic solutions to the UK’s energy issues.
What he wants is for the Grid to spend billions on storage capacity, to fill in when his precious renewables don’t work.
The fact that Mongoose Energy might benefit obviously has not crossed his mind!