At the same time the Telegraph quotes inside sources that Cameron is planning to give locals power to stop onshore wind after the next election; shades of the EU Referendum promises; Ed Davey announces Billions of Investment in Renewables, in particular wind. That some of this suggested such as Moray Firth may well be outwith any control from Westminster post September, we really do have to ask what planet does he inhabit? I note that three offshore developments are the 78% Danish state owned Dong Energy whose Operations director has just been appointed to the Offshore Wind Industry Committee, the £12 billion of investment is reliant on private investment when financiers are running shy of off-shore because of the high costs and questions on the technology and I further note the 8500 “Green” jobs on offer. No reference to whether UK jobs or foreign workers as is evidenced in the off-shore industry. No comment about long term or short term contracts. As everyone is canning off-shore and bio-mass for a range of good reasons, Davey looks like the comedic Don Quixote riding backwards on his Donkey!
As to his comments about a 2% increase in bills representing cheaper Energy Costs yet again he confirms that he never passed arithmetic at skool! And Chris Booker agrees with me, or is it I agree with him. Whatever, we still sing from the same hymn sheet.