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Jul 15 2016

Britain Abolishes Pernicious Department of Energy and Climate Change

Good news is not easy for countermoonbats to find these days, but we have some more from Britain. First Brexit, now this:

Britain’s new government abolished its Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Thursday morning, ridding the country of its global warming bureaucracy.

Officials stated that the DECC has been abolished and U.K.’s environmental policy … will be transferred to a new ministry called the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Some former DECC’s functions will be outright abolished, while others will be handed back to the new ministry.

This news is grim for those getting rich off crony capitalist wind power boondoggles:

The new agency will be headed by Greg Clark, who has a record of opposing wind power, causing environmentalists to panic. British wind companies, particularly ones that specialize in offshore wind power, were already worried that Brexit places the government subsidies and easy access to financing at risk. The industry is deeply dependent on these subsidies to make projects more economically viable.

If something is not economically viable without coercive subsidies, it is not economically viable, period. Wind energy is simply a means of redistributing taxpayer money to those with friends in government in the name of goofy Al Gore ideology.

The backlash against British wind power occurred when the country’s government was already forced to take emergency measures to keep the lights on and official government analysis suggests the country could have insufficient electricity on a windless or cloudy days to meet demand. Brownouts and blackouts caused by wind and solar power have already impacted the U.K.

Already onerous green energy taxes were expected to rise still higher. However,

The potential end of the DECC means that those taxes may not rise as planned.

Polling indicates that energy prices were so high that 38 percent of British households have cut back essential purchases, like food, to pay their energy bills. Another 59 percent of homes were worried about how they are going to pay energy bills.

Energy bills are about 54% higher in Britain than the USA, despite North Sea oil, due to enviromoonbattery. Hopefully we won’t let the situation get so far out of hand before we start pushing back too.


On a tip from Stormfax.

14 Responses to “Britain Abolishes Pernicious Department of Energy and Climate Change”

  1. Occam's Stubble says:

    I’m an I/T consultant currently working at my local power company. They have a wind farm, but it mostly generates at night, when there’s no demand. They can’t take the coal, nuclear, and gas plants offline because nobody knows when the wind will die down. At least people know when the sun will go down.

  2. grayjohn says:

    Death to big green globally.

  3. KHarn says:

    Small scale emergency power is where these things work well. Solar water heaters also work OK here in Florida.
    What I’m saying is “find where it’s practical and that’s where it should be exploited”.

  4. Donna M says:

    Already happening!
    Rationale and reason returning, across the pond…
    Looks like the li’l “pebble’s”, ripples in the pond, may soon become a “tidalwave”…

  5. Kevin R. says:

    Live by politics die by politics.

  6. DM says:

    Hope so.

  7. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Nobody knows when one of those turbines in the wind tower will burst into flame, either.

  8. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Let people spend their own dollars if they like wind or solar power. Eliminate all government subsidies and mandates.

  9. George_Semper_fi says:

    Does this mean AG Lynch will consider classifying and prosecuting England as deniers of AGW ?

  10. SNuss says:

    Not to mention that wind farms kill tens of thousands of birds and bats, including protected species, like eagles. However, the are the only industry EXEMPTED from the massive fines for killing raptors.

  11. Mr. Freemarket says:

    The solar power generator in Ivanpah California produces a very tasty fried eagle.

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  13. SNuss says:

    Extra crispy?

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