UK –Energy bills to soar by more than £300 a year because of obsession with wind power, report claims
- Report to be handed to Government says that electricity prices for average home will go up 58% by 2020 because of turbines
- Government’s green energy plans are an expensive ‘blunder’, expert professor says
Martin Robinson – Daily Mail — August 7, 2012
Britain’s ‘obsession’ with wind farms will push up family electricity bills by more than £300 a year, a report claimed today.
The Government’s green energy plans for the next eight years are a £124billion ‘blunder’ that will hit every UK household, a senior British economist has also said.
In a stark warning Professor Gordon Hughes, who has produced a study on how wind energy will hit energy costs, said that British consumers simply cannot afford to subsidise wind power.
Prof Hughes is one of the UK’s leading energy economists and works at the prestigious University of Edinburgh. He was also a senior adviser on energy and environmental policy at the World Bank.
By 2020 average electricity bills will be around 58 per cent higher – a £320 increase – just because of the flood of wind turbines planned for Britains’s coastlines, fields and seas, he said.
Completing the gloomy picture, Professor Hughes believes for all the huge investment in wind farms Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions may not even fall.
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