Unreliables subsidy to hit £11 Billion by 2020

Posted: November 11, 2015 by tallbloke in Energy, government, greenblob

H/T to @MhehedZherting

  1. Climatism says:

    Warren Buffett on windmill power:
    “We get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.”

    Bill Gates on ‘unreliables’:
    “the cost of using current renewables such as solar panels and windfarms to produce all or most power would be “beyond astronomical”.

    Realities aside, when you are trying to “save the planet”, no cost is too high.

  2. oldbrew says:

    The cracks are already showing for UK power supply.

    4th Nov: ‘National Grid has for the first time used “last resort” emergency powers to tell companies to reduce their electricity usage in an effort to avoid the risk of blackouts.’

    This evening: big National Grid power failure in South London – no trains.

  3. Richard111 says:

    Nothing on the news about that power cut.

  4. Stephen Richards says:

    They are too late ! If they don’t repeal the Climate Change act 2008 there will further much larger costs in fines and legal retribution. They have cocked up big time as sceptics have been saying for 10 yrs.

  5. wolsten says:

    Anecdotally, our power has been down a lot more often since a large wind farm came on stream near our home. Pre wind farm we lost power once every couple of years, now it is 4 times per year. Of course that could just be under investment in the grid.

  6. oldbrew says:


    Report: ‘If greens had their way, countries would follow the example of Germany’s Energiewende and relentlessly pursue the deployment of renewables, regardless of the (considerable) cost. But leaving aside the higher power bills such a policy inevitably brings about, it can also undermine the stability of the grid delivering that power. Wind and solar producers can only contribute intermittently, which is a tough quality to square with the most important demand of any power grid: consistency. There’s a real, tangible danger in being snookered by the policy advice of shallow-thinking greens.’

    The greens ARE having their way. New-build UK power stations are almost as rare as unicorns.