Economically Unhinged: Bonkers Boris Johnson’s Green Fantasy Guaranteed to Bankrupt Britain

Posted: December 11, 2020 by oldbrew in Energy, government, ideology, opinion, Subsidies
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Let’s see what happens when there isn’t enough electricity to meet demand, due to ongoing removal of alternatives to unreliable wind power.


Boris ‘Bonkers’ Johnson’s plan to ‘power’ Britain on wishes, sunshine and breezes is more like Alice’s trip down the rabbit hole. Intriguing and fascinating, yes. But also a complete and utter fantasy.

The concept smacks of delusion, at every level. Neil Collins tackles the topic from the economic perspective.

This green fantasy will bankrupt us
Investment lite
Neil Collins
20 November 2020

It’s 2050. You wake in your cosy, insulated house, turn on the windfarm-powered lights, cook up a breakfast and coffee on the hydrogen stove before jumping into your electric car. You whizz silently along roads with air as fresh as a mountain stream past happy e-bikers and carbon-neutral schools to your heat-pump powered office.

So, viewed from Britain in 2020, can you spot the odd one out? Here’s a clue: the e-bikers get no subsidy. Everything else on this list loses money, and needs state support on a…

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  1. JB says:

    Everything in politics these days just makes a person want to horf-heave.

    I stopped watching the MSM >40 yrs ago, yet the din and offal of it’s drivel has managed to permeate my daily refuge. When the Greeks attained this level of rucus, they imposed on Solon to act as demigod to resolve the unceasing disputes. He gave them the perfect solution to it, and took a very long walkabout, seeking solace and peace of mind in his ruminations of Nature.

  2. stpaulchuck says:

    “Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” – Arnold J. Toynbee

  3. Johna says:

    What do you expect from the son of a farmer who had a great interest in the environment and was the Head of Prevention of Pollution Division at the European Commission? Thing is why cant these people think for themselves and study so call AWG and thermodynamics and quantum physics? For sure we all want clean air fresh nourishing food good housing and affordable energy. So we also need jobs that allow us to have a decent life. Where it will go wrong is when the screws are put on the UK by Russia and Europe and even the US may not be as chummy as Trump was? BoJo should be removed – like past UK PM;s who’s minds were in a cloud coocoo land? Sorry Boris but you have no idea of the damage your doing.

  4. Chaswarnertoo says:

    It’s Carrie, of the art history degree, Princess nut nut, not BOJO.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Look closer and it’s not even all that green. Mountains of industrial waste – turbine blades, solar panels, batteries etc. – will be ours in 10-15 years and continually thereafter.

  6. Paul Vaughan says:

    Again: It’s a military strategy.
    Ask yourself again: Which military in the world is most terrified — and of what?

  7. Paul Vaughan says:

    The premier of Ontario, the most populous of the 10 provinces, called the announcement a “green scam” that would cripple an economy struggling to cope with the coronavirus.

    “This carbon tax is going to be the worst thing you could ever see,” Doug Ford told reporters.

    “You don’t have to protect the environment on the backs of the hardworking people of this province … at a time when people are barely holding on by their fingernails.”

    Hubris unrestrained: The federal government announced the establishment of a national suicide hotline on the same day.

    Let us be blunt: Today’s western regimes see financial terrorism as a desirable tool.
    Clear red line: This needs correction in the most non-negotiable terms possible.

    I remember OB said on the last XR thread that tolerance doesn’t work on fanatics — but I would correct OB’s use of the term “fanatic” as that is too generous a term when one’s family and future are under REAL financial terrorist attack.

    If they try to censor under such circumstances (you know they will) that is a clear indicator that we are effectively facing a satanic power. They don’t even understand that financial terrorism is wrong.

  8. Paul Vaughan says:

    OB: “Look closer and it’s not even all that green.”

    There used to be a real environmental movement. I was a hardcore member with deep, extensive focus on ecology at school, work, and play. With hindsight I realize that movement was destroyed by a campaign of climate disinformation.

    When I look at those being fooled by the climate lies I choose to see people responsible for truly-high-priority environmental issues left forgotten (by older generations) or unnoticed (by younger generations) under the dark shadows of a rabid mass movement coordinated for purposes that have nothing to do with saving the environment.

    At this point I would like to see a new left wing party saying: 1. no lockdowns; 2. belief in natural climate variation allowed; 3. reliable, stable, equitable income assured for all.

    I regard with sharp cynicism those aligned to block this combination.

    Observing the source of the blocking (let’s flush it out) will yield information of long-term value for those who care about both the environment and human freedom.

  9. Paul Vaughan says:

    stpaulchuck quoted “Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.”

    What I call “incomprehensible corruption” is not “surprising” as they suggest here:

    Pandemic putting democracy under threat


    Among the most frequent concerns were restrictions on press freedoms in the name of fighting disinformation […]


    “It was to be expected that authoritarian regimes that had less checks and balances would use the excuse provided by the pandemic to tighten their grip […]”

    “What is more surprising is that so many democracies have adopted measures that are problematic from the standpoint of democracy and human rights.”

    India […] held the unenviable top spot […]

  10. Phoenix44 says:

    The intoxication of power and the overwhelming need of a few people to impose their fantasies of how the world should be on everyone else. It used to be the role of democratic governments to prevent that, to heed the warnings of fascism and communism which gave free rein to zealots. But no longer.

  11. saighdear says:

    Well, this wet morning I am browsing foreign TV The MAYANS Culture. Look what happened to them. is that where the “Elites” stem from or obtain their ideas?

  12. oldbrew says:

    The question is: how far down the ruinables road can they/we go before the wheels start to come off?

  13. Stephen Richards says:

    Johnson has said that global warming is more dangerous than Covid.

    Absolutely Madness

  14. Stephen Richards says:

    Gas currently produces a max of 35GW in the UK. So presumably Johnson is going to build 1.2GW of wind power (5GW plate ) between now and 2030. The man is a fool

  15. oldbrew says:

    Car makers warn electric car plans are “far removed from reality”
    Date: 12/12/20Auto Express

    Who knew? Not the leaders of the country, for sure 🙄

  16. oldbrew says:

    We’re off again to la-la land…

    Climate fight will create ‘millions of jobs’ – Boris Johnson
    By Matt McGrath
    Environment correspondent

    Published 11 minutes ago

    The UK has announced an end to support for overseas fossil fuel projects, and has today deposited a new climate plan with the UN.

    It’s the first time that Britain has had to do this, as it was previously covered by the European Union’s climate commitments.
    – – –
    When will he ever wake up?

  17. Paul Vaughan says:

    Blowing Bubbles $0[]well

    Johnson’s role became fall guy when Farage supporters were strong enough to tip IT’s plan (where IT = inverted totalitarianism). The script was written for J. Corbyn. Stop to realize what we learned about “IT’s master” stick-waving left and right.

  18. oldbrew says:

    Boris Johnson mocks ‘hair-shirt-wearing, tree-hugging, mung bean-munching eco-freaks’ at UN climate summit

    The Prime Minister was speaking at the 2020 Climate Ambition Summit, which is marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change

    December 12, 2020

    “for centuries humanity has been quilting our planet in a toxic tea cosy of greenhouse gasses.”
    – – –
    Carbon dioxide isn’t toxic, so what is he on about?