Kevin Myers: Wind power will return us to the early Middle Ages
SURELY the most moving sight in this Ireland of the Global Warming is the picket outside the power station in Lanesboro by Bord na Mona employees, demanding overtime payment for the period when the power station was closed for repairs and they weren't making their usual nighttime deliveries of turf.
Yes, they want to be paid for not having to get up in the middle of the night. Illogical? Quite the reverse, for the picket is every bit as logical as our overall energy policy, which is predicated on two very clear principles.
The first is to subsidise green-energy production, such as wind power, in order to reduce the production of greenhouse gases generated by fossil fuels.