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.