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Baroness Brown To Get Her Pay Cheque From Orsted

February 28, 2021
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By Paul Homewood

 

 

They are really taking the piss now, and are doing it quite unashamedly:

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Baroness Brown

Baroness Brown

The Deputy Chair of the Climate Change Committee (CCC), Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Professor Dame Julia King DBE FREng FRS, is to step down from her role at the end of February following more than 12 years of service.

The announcement comes ahead of Baroness Brown’s expected appointment to the Board of the Danish renewable energy company Ørsted in March.

Baroness Brown will continue as Chair of the CCC’s Adaptation Committee, which assesses the risks facing the UK from climate change and how well the country is preparing for them.

https://www.theccc.org.uk/2021/02/11/baroness-brown-to-step-down-from-ccc-mitigation-committee/

 

Orsted are of course the company formerly known as DONG, the Danish company that has made billions out of wind farms, courtesy of the UK tax payer.

In any normal world, this disreputable arrangement would be a scandal of the highest proportion. Just as with her boss John Gummer’s dodgy arrangements, the establishment will turn a blind eye, while Joe Public pays the price.

29 Comments
  1. February 28, 2021 10:59 pm

    She is just what the SNP “government” in Scotland need as Honesty and Justice Minister with additional responsibility for battling corruption, an unpaid post.
    She can afford to be generous, public spirited and trustworthy by the sound of it!

    • Ben Vorlich permalink
      March 1, 2021 7:36 am

      I’m no great fan of Sturgeon but as all these shinanigans are in the UK Government and have been going on for decades and become more blatant, Health Minister’s pub landlord mate getting multimillion PPE contracts for example, a PM’s father in law getting subsidy windfarm payments. Isn’t she just following a well trod path established by Westminster?

      • March 1, 2021 7:58 am

        Yes, but the corrupt attitudes are as old as the hills, alas.

        Maybe you could name a few politicos of probity, Ben Vorlich?

        (BTW, do you celebrate Ben V. at Loch Earn, or the lesser Ben V. at L.Lomond?)

      • Phoenix44 permalink
        March 1, 2021 8:25 am

        There’s money (which isn’t even proven, just innuendo) and there’s trying to get a political rival and an innocent man sent to jail for many years and then corrupting parliament and government to prevent the truth coming out.

  2. Graeme No.3 permalink
    March 1, 2021 5:19 am

    She had better watch out, Abengoa has gone bankrupt. Debt may exceed €10 Billion. Seems that renewables aren’t that reliable.

    • Adam Gallon permalink
      March 1, 2021 9:33 am

      Again!
      They avoiding insolvency in 2016, by restructuring their debts.

  3. March 1, 2021 7:43 am

    An online search for Dansk naturgas olie (DONG) used to produce some very unusual answers.

    • March 1, 2021 8:01 am

      Wise of the Wind Turbine company’s name change from DONG, you will agree considering its embarassingly scatological meaning in English (U.S.)

      • Phoenix44 permalink
        March 1, 2021 8:26 am

        Scatalogical?!!

  4. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    March 1, 2021 7:50 am

    The stink of establishment corruption is overwhelming.

  5. Penda100 permalink
    March 1, 2021 8:19 am

    Payback time – whose surprised?

  6. Douglas Dragonfly permalink
    March 1, 2021 8:20 am

    Graeme No. 3, ‘unreliable renewables’ is very evocative. I like it. You make it sound as though the CCC is riddled with oxymorons.
    Now if only there was some way to abbreviate this …

  7. Phoenix44 permalink
    March 1, 2021 8:31 am

    They turn a blind eye because in the bizarre World of Green renewables companies are not rapacious capitalists but virtuous servants of Gaia doing what they do for the love of the Earth. Thus she’s not going for the money but to be a wind-nymph.

    • March 1, 2021 8:51 am

      YES, typical of the Greenies who neither understand anything important nor want to.
      Typical of almost all cult adherents

  8. GeoffB permalink
    March 1, 2021 9:09 am

    Come back Chris Huhne all is forgiven…….How do these people lie in bed straight? Saving the planet my arse!
    1st March today wind is 3.23% coal is 4.42% of electricity

  9. March 1, 2021 9:21 am

    I cannot prove it but I think it was Ørestad who leant on Linkedin to have my profile suspended and then deleted.

    Even IF there was no money changing hand are you telling me that a conflict of interest did not exist before she announced her decision to leave AND potentially from that she was not behaving impartially ( Are ANY of the people on this waste of time quango “impartial”) ? There are a LOT of questions to be answered.

    • March 1, 2021 9:35 am

      Yes, readers of these perceptive columns arre posing qiestions but who are those Parliamentarians who seek answers.
      After all, that is one of their main reasons we elect then pay for them.

      • March 1, 2021 10:33 am

        If this was not so serous it would be a black commedy.Faux science, unethical business practices, jobs for the boys all paid for by tax payers…..All that has happened because of the advent of the climate religion is that normal checks and balances have gone out of the window. What other branch of business or science gets such an easy ride? Rotten to the core!

    • dennisambler permalink
      March 1, 2021 12:30 pm

      No. Rebecca Heaton from Drax, impartial? Deben? Goes without saying how impartial he is. The highly paid idiot, CEO Chris Stark, Sturgeon’s gift to the UK. What a bunch.

      Baroness Brown was obviously lining this job up:
      https://www.renewableuk.com/news/452421/New-task-force-to-make-the-most-of-offshore-wind-power-using-innovative-technology-.htm

      “The task force began work on Monday in London. It is led by Baroness Brown of Cambridge, the industry’s Offshore Wind Sector Champion, and includes senior representatives from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Scottish Government, the Committee on Climate Change, National Grid, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, the Energy Systems Catapult, Atkins, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and companies including ITM, Good Energy, Shell, Equinor, Vattenfall and Ørsted.”

      As an aside, Facebook’s climate fact checking committee has Stephen Kinnock’s wife, former Danish PM Hella Thorning-Schmidt as co-chair, with former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger. In 2019, she became a director of turbine manufacturer, Vestas. She is also a director at the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.

  10. March 1, 2021 10:32 am

    As obviously wrong as this may seem to sceptics, it does not seem to break any rules of the Lords’ Code of Conduct, which you can obtain at https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/standards-and-financial-interests/house-of-lords-commissioner-for-standards-/house-of-lords-commissioner-for-standards-/

    Indeed Baroness B will still be able to speak in favour of windfarms in general once on the board of Orsted – just not in favour of Orsted itself. Even if she had spoken up directly in favour of Orsted in the past,

    “A relevant future interest is declarable if the member’s expectation has passed beyond vague hope or aspiration and reached the stage where there is a clear prospect that the interest will shortly arise.”

    Remember Chris Huhne?

    Defying climate deal like appeasing Hitler – UK minister

    Reuters, 21/7/2011

    He later went on to work for a wood pellet company.

  11. Cheshire Red permalink
    March 1, 2021 10:47 am

    O/T, Paul, what do you think of this article? The headline seems to be as misleading as it’s possible to be.

    Any context that allowed the Guardian to contrive such an absurd claim appears to be noticeable by its absence.. By any rational standards it’s an outright lie.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/01/a-third-of-top-uk-firms-emit-enough-co2-to-push-up-global-warming-by-27c

  12. Dave Ward permalink
    March 1, 2021 10:50 am

    “While Joe Public pays the price”

    I wonder what our regular commenter (of the same name) will have to say about that!

  13. 2hmp permalink
    March 1, 2021 10:50 am

    A more relevant question is how many members of the cabinet read Not a Lot of People Know That.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      March 1, 2021 2:15 pm

      Easy – NONE! And they won’t read anything else either as they are not capable of assimilating information in the written form. They prefer to invite people of ‘prestige’ to talk to them where the problem is that they may have ‘prestige’ but be as thick as two short planks.

  14. Douglas Dragonfly permalink
    March 1, 2021 11:49 am

    What ever happened to that often used mantra by the Green Meanies – ‘think global buy local’ ?
    Not enough money to be siphoned off, quickly enough, I guess.

    • dennisambler permalink
      March 1, 2021 12:32 pm

      It’s now “Think Local, Act Global”

  15. Ian Miller permalink
    March 1, 2021 2:29 pm

    Have any of these Woke, so-called ‘Elite’ parasites ever heard of “Conflict of Interest”?
    This is the kind of corrupt political manoeuvring which appears to be becoming exposed in the Scottish government.
    This requires to be confronted very quickly as the public is rapidly losing faith in our institutions.
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    • Adam Gallon permalink
      March 2, 2021 7:22 pm

      Saving the planet, so it’s alright.

  16. Adam Gallon permalink
    March 2, 2021 7:21 pm

    A new record for wind?
    0.46GW, 1.1% of our demand.
    That nasty coal 2.96GW, 7.2%
    Bet we won’t hear that on Al-Beeb!

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