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GWPF condemns Boris Johnson’s plan for new “subsidies for the rich”

July 26, 2021

By Paul Homewood 

 

Not only is the government considering regressive road charging, it now wants ordinary households to pay for charging stations, instead of making EV drivers pay the cost:

 

 

 

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EVs, which are typically £10,000 more expensive than their petrol equivalents, are mostly bought by wealthy families as second or third cars, while electricity bills are paid by everyone. As GWPF’s Dr Benny Peiser pointed out, this represents a major ethical problem for the Conservative government:

Like so many aspects of the Net Zero project, subsidising EV charging points means the transfer of hundreds of millions of pounds from the poor to the rich. Boris Johnson and his government should be ashamed of themselves for this wicked plan.”

The news of the scheme for the wealthy was closely followed by a warning from the wind energy lobby that subsidies for offshore wind farms will have to continue indefinitely, refuting oft-repeated claims that renewables are close to becoming “subsidy-free”. Dr Peiser said:

It’s quickly becoming clear that the public has been subject to a campaign of deception about the cost of wind power and the entire Net Zero project. Eventually the political establishment is going to pay a terrible price for burdening households with astronomical costs.”

https://www.thegwpf.com/gwpf-condemns-boris-johnsons-plan-for-new-subsidies-for-the-rich/

7 Comments
  1. Broadlands permalink
    July 26, 2021 12:26 pm

    It’s quickly becoming clear that the public has been subject to a campaign of deception about the cost of wind power and the entire Net Zero project.

    And the deception that increases in CO2 are a catastrophe, a global emergency, and we must act soon.

  2. Damon Knight permalink
    July 26, 2021 12:53 pm

    i think Dr Peiser has put his finger on the one fact that will torpedo the entire climate junket

    It will make lefties head spin too

    Invest in popcorn futures

  3. Penda100 permalink
    July 26, 2021 1:18 pm

    So who do you vote for to stop the madness or even to tell the truth about it? Until it feels threatened the Government will carry on with its evil, stupid policies.

  4. Ray Sanders permalink
    July 26, 2021 2:22 pm

    You have to admire the sheer brass neck of the wind industry. – “a warning from the wind energy lobby that subsidies for offshore wind farms will have to continue indefinitely,”
    This is the same wind industry that manages to generate 35MW from 25,100MW of capacity. The wind industry that this month will generate less than half of last July’s amount despite increased capacity. The wind industry that has been generating less electricity year on year for the last 8 months. The wind industry whose products are rapidly clapping out and aren’t likely to survive their relatively short design lives. The wind industry that provides no system inertia, no frequency management, no voltage control, no generation or absorption of reactive power, no synchronicity, and of course is both highly variable and intermittent. So we must all subsidise probably the worst form of electricity generation along with solar power because ??????

    • Thomas Carr permalink
      July 26, 2021 6:04 pm

      Very well put. We have still to find the right strategy to get the message across so one can only hope that the gradual emergence of the facts on enormous costs will not be too slow . For the time being the lobbying of our own MPs with well written succinct briefing notes has greater potential than advertising in the national press where the accepted wisdom +advertisers ( and their vested interests) may drown us out.

  5. Ken Pollock permalink
    July 26, 2021 2:51 pm

    I once asked a question at the Cheltenham Science Festival of a manufacturer of offshore wind turbines from Bristol. How long do they last and then what happens to them? I am not sure he had ever thought of it, but he said 20 years – not unreasonable – but then they could demolish the whole thing. Second part daft. The bit that wears out is the moving stuff at the top of the mast. It was placed there once and could be re-placed after 20 years…Costly, but a lot cheaper than removing all trace. If that was the level of thinking that went in to installing them, what chance of sensible decisions about how many?
    Actually my first question was how long would it take to generate enough electricity to pay for all the input energy to make one. Clearly the thought had never occurred to him, but he said “one year!”. Pretty sure I was not the only one in the audience to doubt that…

  6. July 28, 2021 1:44 pm

    It’s so true. “Green energy” opens the big opportunities to the scammer to make money as Mark Shorrock did in Tidal lagoon Swansea Bay (you have mentioned in the previous post). Now he is applying the same ponzi scheme in Vietnam and SEA (https://shireoakinternational.asia). Mark’s new victim is Climate Fund Managers.

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