As if we didn’t have enough to contend with, we are now threatened with power blackouts.
Apparently demand for power has never been greater at the moment and of course there is no wind so their fucking bird-mincer windmills aren’t working.
Now what do you do when there is a high demand for electricity? It’s obvious, isn’t it? You shut down power stations of course!
The ESB’s West Offaly power station shuts down its production after 52 years today and that will be followed followed by Lough Ree Power station next Friday.
Now in fairness, who could possibly have foreseen that windmills mightn’t work if there was no wind? Sure don’t we always have a soft breeze blowing across the country? Except when it’s calm of course.
And if we do have a calm day and don’t have any power, can’t we always knock on the neighbour’s door and ask if they can spare some? Maybe they can spare a cup of sugar while they’re at it?
The two stations that are closing are peat burning stations and these evil monstrosities are pumping out carbon dioxide or something and are single handedly causing the world to warm up. Or cool down. Or do stuff. They have to go to signal to the world how us good Irish are single handedly saving the planet.