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DECC’s 5-Year Plan

June 2, 2016

By Paul Homewood 


h/t Philip Bratby


DECC have just issued their latest 5-year departmental plan.





And the cost?




I don’t know why they don’t just shut the lot down, and let Greenpeace run our energy policy. After all, that’s pretty much what they’re doing already!

  1. Joe Public permalink
    June 2, 2016 12:53 pm

    “Security And Resilience: ensure the UK has a secure and resilient energy system”:

    Under ‘Gas’, they proclaim: “We remain confident in the reliability of our gas infrastructure, which can deliver 50% more than the highest demand ever recorded.”

    No (similar) confidence for ‘Electricity’.

  2. June 2, 2016 1:15 pm

    They seem to have some mutually exclusive goals!

  3. June 2, 2016 1:21 pm

    BTW (£3.3bn spread over 26 million households)

    That’s £127 per household/year …are DECC value for money ?

    Additionally If we’d stuck to 100% conventionals each household might be say £400/yr richer, due to energy bills being £200/yr cheaper
    and prices of good/services being £200/yr cheaper (cos suppliers pass on their higher energy costs..)

  4. June 2, 2016 1:51 pm

    They fail dismally and obviously on points 1-3, I have no idea what they mean by point 4. They are certainly not looking after the legacy of excellent power stations that were built in the 1950s and 1960s, or increasing or nuclear generation.

    As stewgreen says, they are covering up massive increases in prices in hyperbole. Using the politicians trick of comparing with a false base-line.

    The comment about gas supplies is also suspect as our storage remains critically low, especially if we had a cold winter with little wind!

  5. AlecM permalink
    June 2, 2016 3:04 pm

    Gawd help us all………..

  6. June 2, 2016 3:54 pm

    I notice they are “keeping bills as low as possible for hard-working families and businesses”. Yet the renewable energy subsidies added to our bills by 2020 will be a whopping £11.2bn. It’s a good job they will be reducing subsidies by £0.5bn by 2020. That will really cut our bills.

    • Graeme No.3 permalink
      June 2, 2016 9:20 pm

      But as our host point out, there is a quick £3.3 billion a year that could be saved (and possibly a lot of the £11.2 billion. Still as they sing in Whitehall
      With a billion, billion here,
      And a billion, billion there,
      Here a billion, there a billion,
      Everywhere a billion, billion

      The DECC has a plan,

    • June 2, 2016 10:13 pm

      “keeping bills as low as possible for hard-working families and businesses” if I actually hear some boob sincerely deliver that phrase when I’m physically within earshot there’ll be an incident.

      It’s an echo of the “progressive” Labour administration that iirc coined the phrase and just coincidentally – invented DECC… and stuffed it with NGO activist trash that DECC repeatedly fail/refuse to own up to employing – through multiple bouts of FoI.

      There are a sprinkling of sane folk in DECC (I have actually met a few) – but the evidence that those are outnumbered by self interested apparatchiks and plain mad obsessive eco twerps is overwhelming and confirmed by the organisation’s reluctance to address employee conflicts of interest.

      Shut it down

  7. June 3, 2016 8:45 am

    ‘Delivering efficiently in DECC’ – delivering what?

    Nuclear? No.
    Gas-fired? No.
    Coal-fired? Banned.

    Any baseload power at all? No, unless you count standby diesel generators.

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