The Didcot fire and the questions it raises

At the time of writing it is not known whether the fire that has devastated the Didcot ‘B’ power station in Oxfordshire was caused by accident, poor design or by some act of malicious intent such as terrorism. The police and fire investigators are currently looking into the causes of the fire and we await their findings with great interest.

What we do know is that this fire raises many questions about Britain’s energy security. Across the country coal fired power stations, including Didcot ‘A’ have been, and are continuing to be shut down on the orders of the EU, and by the demands of the increasingly discredited man-made climate change lobby. For those who doubt that statement then I’d recommend that they read the work of James Delingpole who has been keeping an eye on the alarmists who insist erroneously that carbon dioxide is killing the world. More importantly there is the fact that there has been no atmospheric warming for 18 years, despite the climate alarmists confidently predicting that there would be. Because of the actions of those in thrall to the dubious ‘science’ of man-made climate change, Britain has been left extremely vulnerable to power cuts due to accidental or deliberate interruptions to its power generation network.

The loss of Didcot ‘B’ could be a major blow to Britain’s energy security coming very close to wintertime and its higher energy demands for lighting and heating. It is vital for national security and the welfare of all Britons that the government tell the promoters of the man-made global warming theories to ‘go forth and multiply’, and bring back into use mothballed coal-fired power stations and even build some new ones, preferably ones that use the waste heat for heating and local industry. The security of Britain’s energy supply is far more important than listening to the unproven and dangerous theories of those whose ‘green’ agenda is anti-human, anti-progress and is rooted in a warped desire to a return the world to a mythical pre-technological ‘Eden’.

The fire at Didcot ‘B’ even if found to be non-malicious by fire investigators, should wake up many people to the threat posed to our lives and lifestyle by terrorists. After why go to the trouble of bombing a tube train or a bus when you can create just as much havoc by chucking a series of small improvised explosive devices into a selection of local transformer stations. In my travels round the country I’ve often been horrified by the lack of security surrounding local transformer stations. Sometimes these transformers are not even housed in secure buildings but are out in the open air protected only by a chainlink fence with some barbed wire on the top. I’m not going to name the locations of these particular transformer stations as I would not wish to give Islamic terrorists too many ideas. To cause panic and disruption it would not be necessary to knock out the whole nations power supply but only to do this regionally or locally. For example, even damaging one or two parts of the power supply network that feeds London Transport could cause massive disruption to commuters and the potential loss of millions of pounds in lost production.

I have seen properly defended electricity transmission stations and distribution transformers, but they have been in the vicinity of important military bases or the centres of operations for the more sensitive parts of government. It is about time that ALL parts of the electricity generation and transmission network were protected in a similar way.

Britain’s power generation and distribution system faces a two pronged threat. The first threat is from those with a ‘green’ agenda who desire to destroy industry and technology and the second threat is from a terrorist attack on our power network. As regards to the Didcot fire the Energy Secretary Ed Davey has said that this fire will not impact on the availability of electricity in the UK but I’m not sure I really believe him. Ed Davey is a member of the perennially dishonest Liberal Democrats for one, and secondly he has been an enthusiastic backer of the suicidal policy of ‘decarbonisation’ of the British energy industry and the replacement of efficient coal and gas fired power stations with virtually worthless wind energy. If the lights go out this winter because of this fire and other problems with energy generation, then the blame will fall primarily fall on David Cameron who has foolishly allowed the Lib Dems to wreak havoc with our energy security. Britain’s energy supplies are far too important to be left to the Lib Dems, who I wouldn’t trust to tell me the correct time let alone keep vital services like power generation running.

Both these threats, from the greens and the terrorists need to be tackled, and they need to be tackled as a matter of extreme urgency. The future of this country depends on it.


Sky News story about the Didcot ‘B’ fire.

2 Comments on "The Didcot fire and the questions it raises"

  1. Very difficult to see how a working cooling tower could catch fire as they use a water cascade as the means of cooling the hot water from the generator.

    • Fahrenheit211 | October 20, 2014 at 9:25 pm |

      I agree. Maybe the fire happened in an area near to the cooling tower. This is what the initial reports said happened.

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