Boris Johnson accused of misleading the public on the rising cost of green energy levies 

Posted: April 22, 2022 by oldbrew in Critique, Energy, net zero, Politics, Subsidies
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Our Boris misleading? Where have we heard that one before? The government likes to pretend ‘green’ subsidies are doing people a favour and somehow saving the climate, but they aren’t.
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Net Zero Watch has accused the Prime Minister of being economical with the truth about the cost of renewable energy levies.

Speaking during his visit to India, Mr Johnson rejected growing calls for scrapping green levies on energy bills, claiming that renewable energy “has helped to reduce bills”.

Mr Johnson said:

Overall, if you look at what we have done with renewables it has helped to reduce bills over the last few years and will continue to do so. That’s why one of the things I want to do is use this moment to really drive towards more offshore wind turbines.”

In fact, the opposite is true: the costs of renewable levies on energy bills have risen significantly in the last few years.

According to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) the cost of green levies on energy bills has risen from £7.5 billion in 2018/19 to 9.5 billion in 2021/22, rising to £12.4 billion in 2026/27 (the OBR has excluded the costs of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) for small-scale renewable generation).

Full article here.

NZW – Factsheet: The cost of green levies (pdf)

NZW – Earth Day At 52: None of the eco-doomsday predictions have come true

  1. […] Boris Johnson accused of misleading the public on the rising cost of green energy levies  […]

  2. oldbrew says:

    Couldn’t make it up…

    Northern Ireland may have to lose one million cattle and sheep to meet climate targets
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    Sanity floats away in the breeze.

  3. oldbrew says:

    Not all madness though…

    COP26: huge decline in renewable wind farm planning applications – Government accused of ‘total sabotage’ of sector
    22nd April 2022

    Charities warn the UK will not meet its net zero climate target by 2050 if the onshore wind sector is not rapidly developed.
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    Tragic 😎

  4. Phoenix44 says:

    I very much doubt if Johnson understands our bills at all. To be fair, they are (deliberately) confusing. He seems confused between Green levies and “costs” and between “costs” and all-in costs. And again to be fair, he knows what he is told.

    It is however unforgivable that he doesn’t know that our bills have been higher than they would have been fir years now because renewables have a floor price set above what was the marker price for some time.

  5. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Boris not telling the truth? How unusual…

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