Saturday, October 26, 2013

(Related Update): Euro Enviros on the Run: More UK backpeddling

Related story:  Here's a recent account from GWPF discussing emergency plans when energy blackouts hit in the UK:
The Government and the National Grid are developing emergency measures to prevent blackouts across Britain, as the country’s energy supply faces its biggest strain in years.
Users will be financially incentivised to turn their power off for short periods at peak times, easing the burden on the national system, while energy companies that had planned to decommission power plants will be paid to “bring them back up and running at times of stress”.
And why is the UK energy supply under such strain? Because of years of adopting and implementing green policies and energy alternatives.  Green is actually anti-energy. Period.

Original Post:  Of all the countries in Europe, perhaps the one where the common person suffers the most from increased energy prices due to green governmental policies is the United Kingdom.  But there, as elsewhere in Europe, politicians are starting to recognize the incredible damage their commitment to the environmentalism agenda causes, and are putting the brakes on:
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to signal a major shift in energy policy today as he told MPs that the Goverment should “roll back” costly environmental regulations and charges brought in by the last Labour government. Mr Cameron suggested the plan as he came under pressure at Prime Minister’s Question from Ed Miliband, who taunted him over Sir John Major’s call yesterday for a windfall tax on energy companies....

A fresh round of price increases from the Big Six energy companies, which threatens to push average household energy bills past £1,500 a month, has added to the pressure on Mr Cameron to tackle the energy market.
Read that last paragraph and think on it: Imagine if the average US household paid $2400 (based on today's pound-dollar exchange rate) monthly for energy!! Incredible!  Read the entire post over at the Global Warming Policy Institute.