Monday, July 13, 2009

joined up government

News this week was that our beloved government wants to take us all back to the dark ages by cutting carbon via the medium of having these:

as our energy solutions.

Climate Tsar Ed Miliband (the unhot one) admitted that this will mean fuel prices will rise as relying on wind for our energy supply is as sensible as allowing Gary Glitter to look after your young daughters.

Instead of something sensible for a policy such as clean coal and nuclear technology (a friend of mine has just pointed out that more people die down coal mines every year than have ever died in nuclear accidents but it's supposed to be 'unsafe')we have nonsense.

According to the government's Fuel Poverty Advisory Group, more households will enter fuel poverty unless measures are introduced to eradicate the problem by 2016.

The study found that fuel poverty levels are currently three times the rate seen five years ago.

Additionally, Derek Lickorish, the group's chairman, said that the impact of carbon emission reduction, rising unemployment and a volatile energy market meant that current measures "are simply inadequate".

The Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG) says about 4m households in England are already in fuel poverty, spending more than 10% of their income on energy.

And it has urged ministers to set out a detailed plan for meeting their own target of ending the problem by 2016.

Are you seeing any links here?

The government are warned about an increasing number of people spending more and more of their incomes on energy bills and their response is to sign up to a stupid energy policy which will be unreliable, hugely inefficient and expensive. What happens if there's no wind? We know from the very cold weather earlier this year that an anti cyclone brings freezing temperatures with no wind. High demand, no spinning bloody windmills.

Not only are the lights going to go off around the country, I think they've definitely gone off in the wee minds of politicians all over the world.


marksany said...

Derek Lickorish! - what a fantastic name - hilarious.

James Higham said...

Simple rule - anything they touch dies.