Britain’s Climate Change Fool – Keeping The Lights On With Green Energy
Britain’s Climate Change fool is at it again, this time Ed Davey is telling the country that wind and solar will keep the lights on when 20% of Britain’s power stations close by the end of the decade.
Writing in Liberal Democrat Voice Davey then drags out the well worn Green jobs lie, Green jobs have not happened anywhere in the world thus far, but don’t worry because Britain will buck the trend and millions of lasting Green jobs will be created because a Green ideologue says so.
Naturally consumers will be better off as well, as Davey predicts that 30% of Britain’s energy mix will be funded by taxpayers in the form of Green subsidies for wind, solar and all the other economically non viable renewable energy schemes that Big Green see as the future.
As you know already, we have a plan in the form of the Energy Bill that is progressing well through Parliament. The plan essentially addresses a major issue – we need to attract £110 billion of private sector investment to replace the supply we lose as a result of 20% of our power stations closing by the end of this decade.
So why are 20% of Britain’s power stations closing by 2020?
The answer is a mix of old age, Britain’s nuclear power stations are coming to the end of their service life, then there is the Green stupidity of Brussels dictating that perfectly serviceable coal fired power stations must be shut down to reduce CO2 emissions, and ironically, the Shale gas boom in the US has led to cheap coal exports which has resulted in gas fired power stations being mothballed.
What I announced earlier today is the detail that will allow us to turn this plan into a reality. We’ve published draft ‘strike prices’ for renewables which will guarantee a return for investors and give them the confidence they need to unlock much more funding for onshore and offshore wind, tidal, wave, biomass, and large solar projects.
This radical new approach is good news both for delivering the green agenda and for consumers. By 2020, we now expect renewables to exceed 30% of the electricity mix and it will be £5 billion cheaper for consumers than the current system of support.
£5 billion cheaper for consumers than the current system of support, is completely meaningless, unless Davey tells us what the current cost of Green subsidies are, and then directly compares the cost under his new improved system of Green subsidy, with the old.
This is not going to happen because as Davey knows all too well the cost is going to be astronomical:
Green taxes will push up the average family energy bill by almost a third to £1,900 by 2020, according to research.
The Taxpayers’ Alliance predicts that green charges and tax will comprise £620 of a typical UK household’s electrcity and gas bill by the end of the decade.
Green charges, which are used to fund wind and hydropower projects, and VAT currently make up 11pc of gas bills, or £91 of an average £830 statement. They account for 16pc of electricity charges, equivalent to £100 of the £630 average bill.
However, Liberum Capital analysts expect green policies to push power costs up 29pc by the end of the decade. This means the average electricity bill hitting £812, of which £285 would be green taxes and VAT. The Taxpayers’ Alliance believes gas bills will jump to £1,070, making the total average bill almost £1,900.
Davey and the Department of Energy and Climate Superstition say that consumers will offset the cost of Green subsidies with energy savings, perhaps they can explain how old age pensioners scared to turn on the heating in winter because of the cost, can make further savings.
The package of reforms is also good news for the green economy, supporting up to 200,000 jobs in renewables by 2020. Let’s not forget we’re already delivering on green jobs having created 30,000 since 2010.
It is all well and good to say that 30,000 Green jobs have been created since 2010, but how many of those jobs are actually still in existence today?
The answer is very few, most Green jobs are installations, once the bird chopper farm is completed, or the solar panels installed that is the end of the Green job.
A recent analysis of the Governments and wind industry figures shows that every job on a British wind farm is subsidised to the tune of at least £100,000, and as one operator of multiple wind farms admits, wind farms are not labour intensive.
Finally a massive thank you to Fenbeagle for the artwork after I asked him to do Ed Davey as the Court Jester, click the link and check out Fen’s blog, apparently his artwork has also been used by someone I’ve never heard of called James Delingpole.
Posted on July 4, 2013, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Carbon trading, Climate Change, Global Warming, Green Jobs Lie, Green Lies, Green Subsidy, Green Taxation, Renewables, Wind Power and tagged Britain's Climate Change Fool, Ed Davey. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.