Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 4:54 AM EDT
FAMILY energy bills will soar by more than £300 a year because of the obsession with wind power, a report claimed yesterday.
The Government’s green crusade “blunder” will cost £124billion, according to a former World Bank adviser.
He estimates that by 2020 domestic electricity bills will have risen by up to 58 per cent under plans for a huge increase in the number of onshore and offshore wind turbines.
Professor Gordon Hughes warned that wind power may even fail in its aim of cutting greenhouse gases.
He said: “Unless the current Government scales back its commitment to wind power very substantially, its policy will be worse than a mistake, it will be a blunder.”
In a damning report for Lord Lawson’s Global Warming Policy Foundation, Professor Hughes said family electricity bills will rise to nearly £850 a year from their current £528 to pay for wind power technology.
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