Monday, and it looks as though one of the defectors from the Pig-Killer's blog has come over to the light that is Tom Stephenson. Welcome, The Broad. I'm glad you have seen sense. Now we are 84.
The 'right-wing' rural lot here in the UK are vehemently anti wind-farms, and I can't say that I blame them. Have you been through rural Northern Germany in the last few years? The bloody things are everywhere, and even then, only about half of them are inefficiently whirring away.
You only have to stand next to a small weir and watch a few tons of water a second going over the edge to viscerally experience the power of water.
The Severn Estuary off Gloucester has the second highest tidal swell in the world, and Bristol is one of the deepest natural port approaches in the world also. When you think of the untapped power caused by the countless millions - trillions - of tons of water rising and falling every day - pulled by our close neighbor, Diana the Moon - it is an absolute no-brainer when trying to choose between wind power and sea-power to generate electricity.
The problem is that there are a lot of wind-generating companies trying to make a lot of money out there, all trying to strike long-term deals with the National Grid and the government, and the 'Green' lobby is trying to help them by convincing us that in order to meet energy requirements without destroying the world, we have to destroy our own countryside instead.
Yes, there is an 'alternative' put forward by the Greens - place the wind-farms off-shore, right above the real alternative - the sea - so that they can chop up flocks of migrating birds before they set foot on land after a long journey from southern Africa.
You don't have to be a Conservative to be a conservationist, but it helps. What we need now is some small 'c' conservatives to oppose all the big c***s now in government.