26 Oct '11, 4pm

New blog post: Green Energy Subsidies - A bit of Perspective

A little bit more of perspective: “Dounreay in Caithness is being demolished in a £2.6bn project”, BBC News 26 Oct 11. That’s £2,600,000,000 divided by 26.7 million households equals £97.38 per household. That’s just removing something that cost a fortune to build, not generating anything, not contributing to any future energy. For £2.6bn I wonder how many turbines, solar parks, small scale rooftop solar, wave & tidal generation, and river-based hydro we could have? I have one question though about your figures for fossil fuel subsidies. Does this include VAT subsidy to 5%?

Full article: http://zerocarbonista.com/2011/10/26/green-energy-subsidies/

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