I want to correct the statement in Brian Beck’s letter, that no mention was made of an alternative plan for powering Britain without fossil fuels.
In fact there was, but it could be the subject of a whole new meeting! It’s the very detailed technical report Zero Carbon Britain, which involves expert contributors from the Centre for Alternative Technology and beyond.
This has been presented to Parliament, and similar strategies are being developed in other countries.
Our subject was divestment from fossil fuels – for most people it makes no sense to be funding substances that cause so much damage, in the same way that investors now shun tobacco companies.
For more information about Zero Carbon Britain and a brief introduction see www.zcb2030.org