A message received from Peter Munday, A Bracknell Resident
“I am not particularly interested or involved with politics, however I am very concerned about the environment and the effects it will have on us and more importantly future generations.
After watching the two episodes of the Channel Four programme “The Great Climate Fight” – https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-great-climate-fight I was incensed. I think my last straw has been the new builds by Bracknell station. Sadly, not a single rooftop PV panel in sight for houses being sold at greater than £400k. It would not surprise me if these houses are also gas fired central heating?!
When you consider that adding batteries and panels would be around 5% of the property cost (i.e. £20k – probably a lot less if bought in bulk) payback would be in ten years or less. Over the property lifetime this would save tons of CO2 going into the atmosphere as well as saving the occupants money.
If Labour gets into power I would be interested in knowing how you would make changes to get to net zero earlier than 2050? If the world continues to generate CO2 at its current rate by 2100 we are on target for a 2.4°C rise – forget “keep 1.5 alive” – this will lead to a collapse in food, water and areas of the world that can support their current populations – not something I want to pass on to my children and grandchildren.”
Sirens of black gold call us to our doom
Before green energy plans can fully bloom
Dreaming Westminster can you not see
Storms, floods and fires across our country?
Scientists have long since penned
Use of fossil fuels must come to an end
Yet our ruling party don’t want to hear
The effects of climate change we fear
They think they can licence further extraction
Reducing fuel costs, only by a fraction
Do fossil fuel facts no longer apply?
Many voters are questioning why
Thirteen years of miserable austerity
We have not seen much prosperity
Air and water have all this pollution
Could a green environment be the solution?
Fuel poverty is now a common phrase
Families going without for days and days
To choose between fuel and food
Does not improve the voters mood
Children and grandchildren paying the price
Of government ignoring scientific advice
Expensive fossil fuels are no solution
Insulation and solar PVs may be a resolution
Dreaming Westminster do you care?
How society is beginning to tear
Obscene profits energy companies enjoy
Family lives these profits destroy
MP’s behaviour in Partygate
Makes decent people most irate
The broken trust within our nation
Makes a Tory party no salvation
By Peter Munday, Bracknell Resident