Friday, 24 September 2010

Let 'Em Eat Cake

On the day that the Express reports that:

...Prof Fells insisted consumers are unwittingly paying extra to support green energy through the Government’s Renewables Obligation.

He claimed: “This adds about £80 a year on the average electricity bill of £600. Last year the [EU] Renewables Obligation raised about £1billion and, by the Government’s own figures, this charge will gross about £30billion by 2020 – enough to build five nuclear power stations. Yet unlike nuclear power, wind power is intermittent and does nothing to secure Britain’s energy supplies.

Via EUReferendum I see that the Palace is complaining about higher fuel bills (my emphasis):

The Queen asked ministers for money to heat Buckingham Palace from a fund reserved for low-income families, it has been revealed.

Royal aides pleaded for the cash as they claimed gas and electricity bills had risen by more than 50 per cent in a year - totalling more than £1million.

They complained that the £15million government grant to cover the Queen's palaces was inadequate and her energy bills had become 'untenable'.

The money would have come from £60million of energy-saving grants reserved for cash-strapped families, housing associations and hospitals.

Or perhaps the Queen could have a word with her big-eared eco-maniac son:
The Prince of Wales said today he found the views of climate change sceptics "extraordinary".

He also made an impassioned plea for the country to adopt greener ways as he gave a breakfast television interview.

He warned that living on the planet would be "no fun at all" for future generations unless people took action to combat climate change.

Truly this is the stuff that revolutions are based on.

1 comment:

  1. O/T but I suspect that B-BBC is not as clean as it would like to appear. It seems they don't like to be reminded that it was white people who created the Western Civilisation, which, unfortunately, gave birth to the bbc. It seems that despite much evidence to the contrary, genetics is not a factor to be considered when evaluating civilisations. At least according to their respondents.