It still seems that our Energy policy is still being run by those who have little knowledge of our energy needs and resources.
Energy policy is still based on externally-imposed targets rather than the amount of energy the country needs. It is akin to building a school without referring to the catchment area.
It is not surprising, therefore, that electricity prices are rising and that associated with this is a reduction in the security of our supply.
The Government's green power policies dictate, unless the UK gets an exemption, that older coal combustion plants will shortly have to be switched off to meet the Large Combustion Plant Directive.
This will increase energy costs to industry and destroy jobs. It will also cause steep increases in domestic electricity bills.
We are close to the moment when the country wakes up to the scale of the disaster being caused by green propaganda.
There are signs that the wake-up is beginning. The number of Google hits for the phrase "global warming" has waned significantly since 2007, and media interest is dropping.
Strictly speaking it's not 'global warming' which is at issue, but whether man-made CO2 is warming the planet. For this, there is no evidence; none; not any of any kind.
George Osborne’s recent Budget stated that he will impose a £16 a ton floor price for carbon.
This means that for each ton of carbon dioxide emitted by British industry, including electricity companies, we will indirectly have to pay a hidden tax of £16. This is projected to rise to £30 by 2020.
Last year, the coal-fired power stations which supply about a third of our electricity used 40 million tons of coal, each emitting 2.9 tons of CO2. For this, £2 billion of tax will be added to our electricity bills; about £30 per head of population.
The same tax on gas will add another £1 billion in tax to our bills, taking the total additional tax to £45 per head of population.
The government is also expanding its unsuccessful wind energy programme, intending to spend £100 billion on 10,000 giant wind turbines, plus £40 billion to adapt the grid to cope with its intermittent input and the geographical spread.
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