Conflicts Of Interest At The Committee On Climate Change

Posted: October 25, 2016 by oldbrew in Critique, greenblob, Politics, Robber Barons

How obvious does it have to be before people realize they’re being taken for a massively expensive ride by the Greenblob, hiding behind their figleaf of ‘climate change’?


By Paul Homewood

h/t Dennis Ambler


The Mail’s story, about how the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy cheated to claim govt grants, recalls another investigation by David Rose three years ago:

Other industries would stand accused of damning conflicts of interest but when it comes to global warming, anything goes…

The Mail on Sunday today reveals the extraordinary web of political and financial interests creating dozens of eco-millionaires from green levies on household energy bills.

A three-month investigation shows that some of the most outspoken campaigners who demand that consumers pay the colossal price of shifting to renewable energy are also getting rich from their efforts.

Vested interest: Lord Deben (John Selwyn Gummer) is chairman of the Committee on Climate Change

Vested interest: Lord Deben (John Selwyn Gummer) is chairman of the Committee on Climate Change

Enquiries by this newspaper have revealed:

  • Four of the nine-person Committee on Climate Change, the official watchdog that dictates green energy policy, are, or were until…

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  1. Climatism says:

    “How obvious does it have to be before people realize they’re being taken for a massively expensive ride by the Greenblob, hiding behind their figleaf of ‘climate change’?”

    Amen to that.

  2. thefordprefect says:

    You keep stating that the cost of energy (by which I assume you mean electricity) has risen because of the cost of green produces solar/wind/increased insulation. Can you point this out in these government figures:

  3. MishaBurnett says:

    The “Solar Roadways” scam in the US is a perfect example of how obvious it can be and still be supported. While small potatoes by CCC standards, the couple behind the solar roadway project have raised millions of dollars of support from private individuals, corporations, and government sources.

    Not only do they not have a working product, they are selling a product that can not possibly exist. A few minutes of calculations will demonstrate that what they claim is simply impossible. They claim that their tiles will function as a road surface, as a solar panel, and as a daylight-visible display. The fact is that they can do none of these three functions, much less all at once.

    Despite this, they continue to receive support. They invoke the religion of Green and so investing in them becomes an act of pure faith, unassailable by reason. People want to believe that they can change the world for the better and nothing else matters.

  4. oldbrew says:

    Shades of snake oil…

    Snake oil, originally a fraudulent liniment without snake extract, has come to refer to any product with questionable or unverifiable quality or benefit. By extension, a snake oil salesman is someone who knowingly sells fraudulent goods or who is themselves a fraud, quack, or charlatan.

  5. rishrac says:

    There is a disconnect between the politicians and the people that elect them. The politicians are no longer accountable. The greens have figured out that the only people they have to convince are the ones that are in office and other influential people. The vast majority of people are being crushed like a python crush it’s prey, slowly and surely. The politicians set up extra legal organizations that appear transnational that are self serving. Being so that they only serve their own Interests.
    I’ve never voted for anyone that serves in the UN. Neither have I voted for any of the people that serve on port authority or turnpike. School boards, public utility commissions and others. Government officials routinely pass laws that apply for everyone else and exempt themselves. If by chance they get booted out of office they collect pensions more than most people make. That also doesn’t limit them from holding other positions. ( and collecting more ) there is no downside.
    We’ve returned to an age old problem of effective government. We could end up with a world government that looks a lot like N. Korea. They know best and it’s for the good of the people.

  6. oldbrew says:

    From the Guardian a week ago:

    ‘The amount of money levied on bills each year to pay for renewable energy subsidies is capped under a system called the levy control framework, to limit costs for consumers and businesses. The cap was set at £7.1bn for 2020/21, but government officials warned last year it was on track to hit £9.1bn because so much green energy was being deployed.

    The National Audit Office revised this down on Tuesday to £8.7bn, or £110 of what is forecast be a £991 average annual household bill by 2020, up £17 on what it would have been if the cap was met.’

    From the same news story:
    ‘The report also said that the cost of paying gas and coal power station operators to provide standby power during the winter – under the ‘capacity market’ – would account for an increasing cost on bills. The scheme, plus a levy to make the draughtiest homes more efficient and the cost of fitting smart meters is expected to make up £54 of an average household bill in 2020, though these are not covered by the levy control framework.’

  7. Crooks- each and every one of them.

  8. dscott says:

    I told you so … the “sagacious”, Federalist Paper # 62, James Madison.