This is insane:
The Energy Select Committee will argue in a report released on Monday that the Government is being \”deeply irresponsible\” by refusing to admit that households will be subsidising up to 10 new nuclear power stations as a result of the reforms.
However, the committee believes that wind, tidal and solar power may suffer because incentives are not tailored to each sector.
The Government favours a blanket package of measures aimed at encouraging all low carbon generation, because it has publicly committed not to subsidise the nuclear power building programme.
We don\’t atually give a shit about which technology provides us with low carbon power. We care only that we get low carbon power. So, of course, incentives and subsidies should be simple and unique. One system for all.Onshore wind should get the same deal as offshore wind, as solar PV, as tidal, as wave, as nuclear, as hydro. For what we actually want to have is that low carbon power in the most efficient manner possible. So set that one incentive and may the best system win.
Tailoring it to specific technologies is simply repeating the idiocy of the previous government, where the least efficient system, solar PV, gets the lion\’s share of the available subsidy. What sort of cretin would spend the most money on the least effective solution?
Tim Yeo, chairman of the energy select committee, said it was \”not too late\” to change proposed reforms to the electricity market to make them simpler.
\”The Government must be up front about the support it is giving to nuclear and not hide subsidies in a one-size-fits-all design for long-term energy contracts,\” Mr Yeo said.
The sort of cretin who has extensive investment interests in various green energy production technologies perhaps? As Mr. Tim Yeo does?
- You cannot hope to bribe or mission,
- thank God! the British politician.
- But, seeing what the man will do
- invested, there\’s no occasion to.