Renewables Must Now Pay Climate Change Levy

Well, this was a ‘subsidy’ that they kept very quiet about.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/national-news/126251-renewable-energy-sector-reacts-with-fury-budget-plans-to-axe-levy-support.html

It seems the greenies are all up in arms that the Chancellor has removed the exemption from the Climate Change Levy for renewable energy providers.

The levy was originally introduced in 2001 as a charge to businesses on their electricity bills, intended to incentivise them to save energy, rather than encourage renewable provision.

Unsurprisingly, the subsidy sharks in the renewable sector are furious that they won’t be able to make quite as much money:

The UK’s renewable energy sector has attacked Government plans to change the rules governing the Climate Change Levy – a measure which was originally designed to promote the generation of clean energy.
RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, strongly criticised the Chancellor’s announcement in his budget speech that he is retrospectively removing the exemption for green energy.
RenewableUK’s Director of Policy, Dr Gordon Edge, said: “The…

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About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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2 Responses to Renewables Must Now Pay Climate Change Levy

  1. I like your nom de guerre. The shocking thing is that Rocinante’s legs would buckle under the weight of a lance long enough to attack these, even if Quixote himself could carry it.

  2. For good measure, the correct way to build renewable energy that satisfies the criterion of No More Fossil Carbon Emissions, is at http://transatomicpower.com, a Molten Salt breeder reactor design that requires only 1.8% enrichment, and could consume the long lived portion (96%) of the commonest spent nuclear fuel, falsely known as “nuclear waste”.

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