Friday, July 5, 2013

Energy Swindle

"Politicians should be doing everything they can to limit the pressure on household energy bills. Instead they are adding to the amount that you are paying by promising fat subsidies to companies who invest in expensive sources of energy like onshore and offshore wind turbines. Offshore wind costs three times as much as conventional energy but the Government want us to use a lot more of it, even if that means more pressure on people’s finances and more jobs lost as industry is driven overseas."

These words were written by Matthew Sinclair, Chief Executive of the Taxpayers Alliance. The TPA have launched their Stop the Energy Swindle campaign at

Matthew Sinclair has also written a brilliant piece in the The Spectator titled "How the government's energy policies will benefit a rich sheik at the expense of the poor.

"How exactly have we got to a world in which Ministers are proud of signing a deal where poor families pay three times as much for their energy and the money is handed over in fat profits to an Emirati sheikhdom?" he asks.

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