Green activists forced to withdraw false ‘50% off’ claim in wind power adverts

Posted: December 27, 2017 by oldbrew in greenblob, propaganda
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Greens playing propaganda tricks on the public? Probably not their first ‘offence’ of this kind…
H/T The GWPF

Environmental activists have withdrawn an advertising campaign after being accused of making false claims about the price of wind energy, says the Daily Mail.

The poster, launched in September by Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi and plastered around Westminster Tube station and across London’s transport network, claimed the price had fallen by 50 per cent over the past two years.

But, following a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority, Greenpeace and a coalition of other environmental groups and green energy suppliers agreed not to use them again.

The complaint was made by the Global Warming Policy Forum, which said the ‘50 per cent off’ claim was ‘false and misleading’ because the price paid for electricity from offshore wind farms has not halved at all in recent years.

It said the campaign relied on prices quoted for the cost of wind energy in 2022 – £57.50 per megawatt hour, down from £117.14 in 2015.

Many of the wind farms supposed to produce this energy have not even been built yet and there is no guarantee they will go ahead.

Continued here.

Comments
  1. ivan says:

    Greens making false claims and getting caught out what a change.

    The problem is that they should have been forced to display posters saying that they had lied and that the costs would most probably double and there would be blackouts because of excessive use of unreliable power production.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Winds of worry: US fishermen fear ‘forests’ of power turbines as states plan to install hundreds off city shores in the next decade

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5211467/Winds-worry-US-fishermen-fear-forests-power-turbines.html

  3. Bitter@twisted says:

    Greenp1ss have “previous”.
    Being found guilty means nothing to these scamsters.
    They have got their lies published and that’s all that matters.

  4. stpaulchuck says:

    libs just making up numbers…?!? Say it isn’t so! [/snark]

  5. The BBC (Harrabin) is still pushing the propaganda (fake news aka lies).
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42495883

    You might have thought they would have actually waited until 2018 before they told us what happened in 2017. But no, must get the propaganda going as soon as possible.

  6. oldbrew says:

    The UK can either ‘reach green targets’ or ‘have a reliable, affordable electricity supply’.

    What’s it to be, voters?

  7. Gamecock says:

    50% off outrageously expensive leaves it only ridiculously expensive.

  8. Mjw says:

    Any news yet on how much electricity is being generated in Canada and the USA during the current cold spell?

  9. oldbrew says:

    EIA says: ‘Last updated on December 29th, 2017 5:06:00 a.m. EIA is experiencing a temporary network disruption with real-time reporting.’

    U.S. ELECTRIC SYSTEM OPERATING DATA
    http://www.eia.gov/beta/realtime_grid/

  10. Tenuc says:

    Greenpratts are just another PR agi-prop outfit set up by the Global Elite to steal more money out of your pocket. Their CAGW scam is coming off the rails and their polar bear poster child has failed to cooperate by increasing their numbers in the Arctic despite some reduction in summer sea ice levels.

    Anyone interested in finding out the truth about our growing polar bear population should visit Susan Crockford’s website https://polarbearscience.com/.

  11. oldbrew says:

    CHRISTOPHER BOOKER: NO, WIND POWER IS NOT THE CHEAPEST FORM OF ENERGY
    Date: 31/12/17 Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    A weird propaganda blitz, widely publicised again last week, is trying to persuade us that the cost of power from wind farms has been “tumbling” so fast that wind has now replaced coal as our “cheapest” source of electricity.
    . . .
    So if we still have to rely on those hated fossil fuels when the wind isn’t blowing, how can we guarantee that our lights will stay on when they are gone? The only response we get from those propagandists is that they want even more subsidies for “renewables”.

    http://www.thegwpf.com/christopher-booker-no-wind-power-is-not-the-cheapest-form-of-energy/

    If wind power was ‘cheap’ it shouldn’t need any subsidies.

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