Britain set itself on the path to wind powered penury a decade ago and sealed its fate with its Climate Change Act in 2008.
As anyone with a modicum of common sense could have predicted, the result has been a social and economic disaster, the costs of which can only escalate from here.
In this report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation, the financial cost alone is tipped to hit £300 Billion, outstripping the cost of every other major piece of infrastructure policy currently on foot in Britain.
Report reveals £300 Billion cost of Britain’s Climate Change Act
Global Warming Policy Foundation
11 December 2016
A new report published today (PDF 518KB) by the Global Warming Policy Foundation reveals the extraordinary £319 billion cost of Britain’s Climate Change Act.
The report, which is based entirely on official figures, exposes the mischievous attempts by ministers to try and disguise the true cost to households.
“Britain has been gulled by false assurances that decarbonising our economy would be costless into signing up to a stupendous bill of over £300 billion up to 2030,” said Peter Lilley MP, the study’s author and one of the few Members of Parliament who voted against the Act back in 2008.
“Hardly anyone in Westminster is aware of this even though it is more than double the cost of HS2, Heathrow and Hinckley put together. Yet so far it has not reduced our ‘carbon footprint’ as we have outsourced our carbon emissions to developing countries such as China. Described by the PM’s special adviser as ‘an act of self harm’, our climate change policies are harming our standard of living, our jobs and our industry.”
The report details the huge burden on every household, explaining how numerous devices have been used to hide the real price of decarbonisation, which is rising at a rapid rate.
Peter Lilley warns that the Government can no longer be complacent about the rising cost of Britain’s unilateral climate policies, particularly in light of Theresa May’s expressed priority of supporting ‘just about managing’ families. After all, these costs “are borne disproportionately by the less well off, the elderly and the vulnerable.”
Global Warming Policy Foundation
One of the real battles is, of course, a media pack so lazy and so gullible that the wind cult has been able to avoid any serious scrutiny at all among the mainstream press. That type of analysis is left to outfits like the Global Warming Policy Foundation.
Speaking at the News Xchange conference on November 30, 2016 in Copenhagen, Nigel Farage hit the issue of wind industry bias in the media right between the eyes.
Are we out of touch – Keynote #1
News Xchange Conference
Alternative link – Friends against wind
And lastly, where I think you’re really getting completely out of touch is your coverage of the issue of climate change. And I say this with particular reference to the wind industry. I’ve seen dozens of reports, on British media, about a new wind farm that is being built on an upland moor, or being built at sea.
We’re told how wonderful this is, how it’s going to reduce CO2 emissions, and this new wind farm will power a city the size of Birmingham.
And what we don’t get told is that when the wind does not blow, it won’t even power a single kettle.
What we don’t get told is that none of this can be done without vast tax-payer subsidy.
What we don’t get told is that actually, wind energy and renewables has led to one of the greatest transfers of wealth from the poor to the rich that we’ve seen in modern times.
I haven’t heard any of that in the United Kingdom, and I doubt that there’s much of it in your countries too. And increasingly, people are wondering why their electricity bills are as high as they are. So I do think this industry needs to press the reset button.