The War On Affordable Energy – George Osborne vs Chris Huhne
George Osborne’s statement that Britain will not go it alone committing economic and energy security suicide has so far been met with little comment from the warming alarmists, apart from a couple of lack lustre articles from the Guardian about missing Conservative tree huggers, silence is the order of day.
Chris Huhne has been quieter than an eco mouse in the Church of Climatology, as Huhne’s plans for Agricultural Revolution Britain blow away like so much dust in the wind.
Huhne is doubtless plotting some investigation in to how “Big Gas” got at George Osborne, but the reality that Huhne knows all to well is that Osborne will have the final say on shale gas and Huhne’s plans for Green economic suicide:
So, at a stroke, Britain would seem to have solved its “energy security” issues but also a fair proportion of its socio-economic problems too. After all, abundant, cheap energy means lower production costs, greater market competitiveness, better standards of living and lower inflation. A win, win, win, win, win situation, then. What could there possibly be not to like?
Perhaps the best person to answer this is the Coalition government’s Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change – and a man unfortunately rather more interested in the second part of his job title than the first. Though green, left-leaning Huhne didn’t actually go so far as to cite the junk science propaganda movie Gasland, he is clearly no great friend of Shale Gas.
The UK’s “dash for gas” will be halted by the government because if unchecked it would break legally binding targets for carbon dioxide emissions, Chris Huhne, energy and climate change secretary, said on Monday evening. “We will not consent so much gas plant so as to endanger our carbon dioxide goals,” he told a fringe meeting at the Liberal Democrats party conference in Birmingham.
Huhne clearly states that the War on Affordable Energy will be waged against anything that could endanger the sacred CO2 goals.
So who’s going to win? Ultimately, I predict, it will be a case of “follow the money.” If Britain’s economic prospects seem grim now, imagine how much worse they’re going to feel in six months’ time as a battered population emerges from what is forecast to be another freezing winter, with less money in their pocket (energy bills recently rose, on average by 15 per cent), with wind farms popping up like Bubonic plague pustules on their favorite stretch of countryside, and an economy being dragged ever further downward by the European sovereign debt crisis.
At times like this, the government minister responsible for deciding whether or not Britain continues to commit energy suicide will not be the Minister in charge of Energy. It will be the Minister in charge of the purse strings: George Osborne – not Chris Huhne.
The end of Huhne and this dreadful coalition government draws ever closer, Dave’s judgement in allowing a religious zealot like Huhne to become a government minister is at best questionable.
Posted on October 4, 2011, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climategate, Conservative, COP17, Green Taxation, IPCC, Junk Science, ManBearPig, Oh FFS, Renewables and tagged Anthropogenic Global Warming, Chris Huhne, Church of Climatology, Fracking, George Osborne, Shale Gas, The War on Affordable Energy. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.