All hail the Courageous State

You know, these people who know what they’re doing and are able to calculate the right price for good things:

The Department of Energy and Climate Change set out plans to guarantee new solar farms built in 2017-18 a price of £110 for every ‘megawatt-hour’ (MWh) unit of power they generate – about twice the current market price.

The figure was £5 less than it had initially offered in draft plans, but the industry said it was still unnecessarily generous.

But the STA said it had told the government it only needed £99/MWh in 2017-18 – meaning DECC’s proposals will leave consumer paying 10 per cent too much.

Subsidies for 2018-19 were 9 per cent more generous than the industry had asked for while those for 2016-17 were 4 per cent too high.

It’s not just that telling everyone what to do is unnecessarily fascist it’s that the people who staff the State are just too damn dim to be given that sort of Courageous power over the rest of us.

4 comments on “All hail the Courageous State

  1. It’s not just that telling everyone what to do is unnecessarily fascist it’s that the people who staff the State are just too damn dim to be given that sort of Courageous power over the rest of us.

    Alas, it is probably a pre-condition of holding that sort of Courageous State power over the rest of us that the people who would exercise it and/or support it are dim. Otherwise they would see the flaws.

    Unfortunately there are a lot of them about.

  2. A megawatt-hour is not a fucking unit of power. It’s a unit of energy (3.6 GJ). Might seem nit-picking, but it’s half the problem with these cunts: they’re too abysmally ignorant to even know how and why they are ignorant (D-K effect again).

  3. This feed-in-tariff business all seems unnecessarily arcane. Why not just offer a set tariff for all forms of non-carbon-emitting electricity and let the rest of us decide what the good investments are?

    Or, come to that, you could just tax carbon-emitting electricity and achieve much the same result.

  4. “they’re too abysmally ignorant to even know how and why they are ignorant ” …. no, its something more than and other than that. Its a deliberate and wilful ignorance. It goes with a patrician disdain for the practical. Something perhaps to do with self declaring oneself as morally and socially above the merely practical.

    It has to be noted that having something to say about art/music/literature will more likely get you laid than about Newton and Einstein.

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