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As freezing Britain faces a grave energy crisis, ministers unveil more green gimmicks and eco taxes.

Christopher Booker — Daily Mail.com — March 27, 2013 With much of Britain still freezing under a layer of snow, the timing of the action plan set out yesterday by Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, could not have been more immaculate. He wanted to tell us just how committed his […]

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Britain has the “fiercest anti-wind protestors”, but do they get any further than the rest of us?

From The Economist — March 9, 2013 EAST of the M6 at Killington, a line of smooth Cumbrian hills rises from the limestone floor of the Lune valley. They are the Howgill Fells, “a herd of sleeping elephants” in the words of the famous hiker Alfred Wainwright, which form the western mantle of the Yorkshire […]

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How Britain went tilting at windmills

Michael Hanlon — The Telegraph — January 14, 2013 Not only are wind farms an unreliable source of power, but it has been revealed that generous licence deals will pay out even if they fail to deliver. The unfortunate technical term is “intermittent renewables”. This is the name given to the wave of green energy […]

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Britain ‘could be hit by power shortages within three years’

Rhodri Phillips — October 6, 2012 BRITAIN risks widespread power shortages within THREE years, a grim report warned today. Energy customers also face soaring bills, as our ageing coal-fired power stations shut down and the UK is increasingly forced to rely on imported gas. Regulator OFGEM said the spare capacity in the National Grid, which currently stands […]

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James Delingpole — If this is Britain’s energy policy, we’re toast

James Delingpole — Environment — May 25, 2012 “Global warming” is SO totally over. Even President Obama concedes this now. The problem is that after twenty years or more of infectious drivel from the richly-funded global junk science community (NASA, the Royal Society, the “University” of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit, the National Academy of Sciences, etc), […]

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What is it about wind turbines that cause elected officials to lose their minds?

Farce of £100,000 turbines that cost council more to install than they generate in power… because office top is not WINDY enough Emily Allen — Daily Mail (UK) — May 17, 2012 A bumbling council which spent £100,000 installing two wind turbines on a civic building six years ago have admitted they don’t work because […]

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