Can someone volunteer to provide a basic reality check on energy stories at the Guardian? We could then stop them publishing nonsense stories with headlines like:
It’s a wonderful thought that an English village at a latitude of 51 N going 100% solar, what with night time and all that. But it’s not going to be happening anytime soon, regardless of whatever feel good nonsense the people at 1010 believe. According to Joe Nixon, a spokesman for the project:
“When we first started this project, we wanted to turn our so-called ‘fracking village’ 100% solar. Some people thought it was crazy. But now it looks like we could make that target comfortably, and have some electricity to spare for our neighbours too.”
Well, yes, it is crazy. This village will not be going 100% solar, and anyone claiming it will is either ignorant or lying. The target will not be met comfortably, because it cannot be met physically.
Why are these delusions so widespread?