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Ruth Lea: ‘The Government needs to radically re-think energy policies’
Thursday, October 11th 2012, 9:59 AM EDT
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For the sake of the economy, the UK needs to invest in gas and nuclear power and drop the wind farms and disadvantageous “green policies”.

Economic growth, or rather the lack of growth, is now central to the economic or, indeed, the political debate. The economy has dipped since autumn last year and there are few “green shoots” of growth on the horizon. But, whatever our short-term woes, the British economy needs a really radical growth strategy in order to reverse the competitiveness lost over the last 10-15 years and prepare it for the challenges ahead. Infrastructural spending should be boosted, deregulation should be accelerated, the tax system should be simplified and, last but by no means least, the Government needs to radically re-think its energy policies, where “green policies” are undoubtedly adding to business’s bills, undermining their competitiveness.

Manufacturing, especially energy intensive users including steel, cement and chemicals, are especially vulnerable to high energy costs, not with-standing some Treasury support. At a time when the government is keen for the economy to be “rebalanced” from financial services to manufacturing and from domestic demand to exports (where manufactured goods are still very significant), this is unfortunate to say the least.
Source Link: telegraph.co.uk
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Wind power 'does not give value for money' as it is unreliable and requires back-up gas stations
Monday, January 9th 2012, 7:23 AM EST
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Europe's focus on wind power is crippling British energy users with additional costs as it is not a cost-effective way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, a report has found.

The EU has directed governments to generate 15 per cent of energy from renewable sources by 2020, leading many to focus on wind.

But wind power is unreliable and requires back-up gas power stations to maintain a consistent electricity supply, the Civitas think-tank study found.

It means energy users pay twice – once for the ‘window-dressing’ of renewables and again for fossil fuels the energy sector continues to rely on.

The study, written by economist Ruth Lea, uses Government-commissioned estimates of the cost of electricity generation to calculate the most cost-effective technologies.
Source Link: dailymail.co.uk
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MUST SEE YOUTUBE: The Climate Change Act Reconsidered - with Ian Plimer, Donna Lamframboise, Matt Ridley & Philip Stott
Sunday, December 4th 2011, 12:07 PM EST
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THE CLIMATE CHANGE ACT RECONSIDERED - PART 1 of 2



A public meeting Held in the UK House of Commons on the 30th of November 2011

See below for Part 2 and also link for Cartoons by Josh from the same meeting
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