UK Government Conceals Staggering Cost of Wind Power Subsidies

As STT keeps pointing out, it is the staggering cost of subsidising intermittent and unreliable wind power (for which there is no market in the absence of Soviet era mandates) that ultimately destroys the wind industry. Quite apparently aware of that fact, the UK government has sought to keep the lid on the figures which […]

Blackouts Beckon as Cost of Britain’s Wind Powered Energy ‘Transition’ Rockets

*** Britain went into wind power almost as fast and hard as Germany: the costs have been colossal and the effects on its power grid chaotic. Fortunately, however, David Cameron’s Conservatives followed an election manifesto, slashed subsidies to onshore wind power and gave planning veto rights back to communities. Inevitably, the construction of proposed onshore […]

UK’s Disastrous Wind Power Policy the Result of Deluded “Green Blob” Politics

**** Britain needs political climate change to cut soaring energy bills The Telegraph Charles Moore 17 October 2014 Targets for renewables are unattainable, futile – and will cost us trillions of pounds It is surprisingly common for our main political parties and policy-makers to agree about something. When they do, they are usually wrong; the […]

UK Energy Policy: Complete Bedlam as the Lunatics take over the Asylum

Since the 14th Century, the term “Bedlam” has been a well-worn figure of speech used to signify a state of madness, chaos, and the often irrational nature of the world. As any good Brit knows, Bedlam was a notorious mental institution – dating back to the reign of Henry III. In modern times, the phrase […]

Wind Power in Britain: it’s Robin Hood in Reverse

A while back, there was a plucky young English lad, called Robin Hood, who was pretty handy with both long-bow and sword; and so comfortable with expressing his “feminine side” that he wasn’t afraid to be seen in figure hugging green tights. Hood hung out with his band of Merry Men in Sherwood Forest, dodging […]

Brits in wind powered economic death spiral

Green energy: How their green rush is costing us all The Telegraph Iain Martin 13 October 2013 Consumers are paying the price of a fallout over green energy between ministers A lot of people, said David Cameron, had warned him he was “mad” to treat the environment as the number one concern. In response, he […]

Runaway Train

**** Having set the wheels firmly in motion, the brains behind Britain’s brewing energy disaster have jumped from the loco and left their passengers to their own devices … Good luck, Britain. Here’s The Time’s take on how wind power driven “fuel poverty” is about to become the “new black” for the poor, aged and […]