UKIP: the only party with a rational energy policy


“Blowing my own Trumpet” circa 1961

As a teenager, I studied the trumpet, and played it (rather badly) in the School Orchestra.  Since then, I’ve tried to avoid blowing my own trumpet (or at least, not too hard!).  But I scored a small success in the last week of January, so please bear with me and let me tell you about it.

I frequently speak in the Industry & Energy Committee, ITRE, in Brussels, and on Monday Jan 26th I produced one of my better efforts.  It was two and a half minutes of a concise but rather aggressive critique of European energy policy — which is practically suicidal and is doing huge damage to European economies, and to the British economy.

I Tweeted it, and sent copies to my rather extensive list of contacts around the industry.  They liked it.  One association of intensive energy users circulated it to their members, and as a result, I found it was already being discussed in animated terms by CBI representatives at an automotive event I attended in Brux next day.  I was approached by an industry publication which has asked me for two articles on energy policy.

The speech was picked up on the Global Britain website, (which I cannot commend too highly for its excellent briefing papers on EU-related trade issues).  And to cap it all, I was nominated by The Freedom Association as their Parliamentarian of the Week.

There is a striking contrast between, on the one hand, (most) MEPs and the EU institutions, and on the other hand, industry.  The politicians are obsessed with climate hysteria, and with what they call “sustainability” (which is of course utterly unsustainable), while industry is focused on survival.  So while I am often in a minority in the parliament, it is gratifying to find that major industries largely agree with the UKIP energy policy which I have developed.  Indeed many on the industry side are prepared to say (privately at least) that UKIP is the only party with a rational energy policy.  (And when I say “industry”, I don’t mean fat-cat capitalists.  I mean growth and jobs and investment and exports and tax revenues and economic survival).

In politics, you need a thick skin.  You face a steady stream of slings and arrows.  So it’s good to get some positive feed-back, once in a while.

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22 Responses to UKIP: the only party with a rational energy policy

  1. Brin Jenkins says:

    I have just posted on

    We have two camps, ones who want to believe, and no proof is required just a consensus of opinion to quote.

    The other group don’t wish to believe but if its so, where is logical and scientific proof?

    I’m in the second group and do understand logic and physics, I have yet to see any explanation of the Carbon mechanism and how carbon is moved from a warming “effect”, into a warming “cause.”

    Warming explanations rely on bamboozling non logical explanations much like supporters of perpetual motion and free energy devices that abound on the net.

    • ilma630 says:

      Yep, there are those who are sceptical of the alarmist warming predictions but still say they “believe” CO2 causes warming, just not enough to be concerned about, yet there is no physical (i.e. pertaining to physics) mechanism for that to happen, and there is no demonstration of that ever happening.

      Some luke-warmers (e.g. Matt Ridley) say that even though there has been no (statistically significant) temperature rise over the last 18+ years according to the satellite data (the most reliable), they still claim CO2 ‘must’ warm. That just doesn’t make any sense. On the one hand, rationality (evidence), then on the other, irrationality (belief).

  2. omanuel says:

    Members of the UKIP should relax and enjoy a TRAGIC-COMEDY unfold, at the limit of human comprehension:

    Frightened world leaders tried to save themselves and the world from nuclear annihilation in 1945 by:

    1. Forming the UN to take totalitarian control of society, and

    2. Changing solar and nuclear physics to hide neutron repulsion in cores of atoms, planets, stars and galaxies heavier than 150 atomic mass units (where nuclear structure changes [1] to neutrons in the core and neutron-proton pairs at the surface).

    At the limits of our comprehension, at the intersection of spiritual & scientific knowledge, is an “intelligent and creative Mind” (Max Planck) guiding force fields from the Sun’s pulsar core in creating and sustaining every atom, life and world in the Solar System . . .

    a volume of space greater than that of ten billion, billion Earth’s !

    I.e., the other parties are trying to hide a force of creation, incomprehensibly more powerful than anything they could have imagined.

    Whether or not we succeed, the other parties will fail to control God’s force of creation.

    1. See page 3, “Solar energy,” Adv. Astronomy (submitted for on-line review, 6 JAN 2015):

    • Brin Jenkins says:

      omanual, this is where my discussions with the CO2 camp fall apart. I would appreciate your comment please?

      How can we explain that mechanisms must be detailed? Without detail its difficult to develop logical proof.

      A ball, placed on a slope runs down hill. Can we explain how this happens other than its the slope, silly idiot, moron, clown, etc.

      We can, a ball rests its mass on a single point on a flat level surface.

      A line from the ball’s center of gravity through to the the center of the earth will be in the middle of the balls contact point.

      If we raise one side of this surface say 10 degrees, the line through the center point is displaced down the slope, ahead of the balls contact point.

      Knowing the weight of the ball, the angle of slope, scale vector diagrams will quantify the force in ft lbs acting on our ball to roll it down hill.

      A similar logical approach is needed with climate changes when considering the mechanism. When believers quote the carbon theory we should first deal with CO2 which is released by warming oceans, an effect of warming.

      Next we are told, CO2 is responsible for heating, this has reversing a cause with its effect, CO2 is now held responsible for heating?

      As Douglas Adams wrote in his book, “This is of course, impossible”.

  3. Ex-expat Colin says:

    Very good to hear that Mr Helmer. However, the likes of Yeo are there to counter you I suspect?

    Meanwhile I’ll put up a solar panel system on my garage which is out of range of mains power.

    Solar panels x2
    Triax Satellite Dish Elevation…mounting
    12V Battery (Deep Cycle)
    12v regulator 20 Amp
    LED light strips (5630) – 8 mtrs
    2X IP44 Lamp units (converted Fluorescents for the LED strips)
    Cables/connectors (12v car type)

    And its all made where…….CHINA

  4. Jane Davies says:

    Much more important that industry agree with you Roger, than politicians, many of whom display on a regular basis their total ignorance on so many levels.

    Nice pic by the way…..

  5. Terry Knight says:

    I agree with Jane that it is vitally important to get the support of industry and Roger’s success is so worthy of “trumpeting” from the rooftops! IMHO Parliamentarian of the Week couldn’t happen to a more deserving person. However, it seems to me that it’s the politicians who have actually determined energy policy over the years rather than industrialists, from the elimination of the UK lead in nuclear engineering to the ruinous deployment of useless wind turbines, which have allegedly only contributed 0.5% of the UK’s power during some of the recent periods of high pressure and extreme cold.

  6. Richard111 says:

    Well done Roger. Bit O/T this; any truth in what is claimed in this link?

    • Brin Jenkins says:

      Sticking my own oar in yes it is unlawful. We never did get asked about anything other than a Common Market, No loss of Sovereignty stated Edward Heat as he committed treason.

    • Jane Davies says:

      We all know we were lied to by Heath and we certainly did not sign up for membership of this now sinking ship. So if this article is to be believed we can just stop paying the billions to an organisation we don’t actually belong to.
      Any chance of refunds?……..

      No? I didn’t really think so!

  7. Richard111 says:

    On re-reading comments above it occurs to me that if you wish to hold on to your job in any business or industry you had better be suitably qualified. This does not seem to be the case in Parliament.

    • Jane Davies says:

      This is why I commented that those in industry who can see Roger’s wisdom is fortuitous as they will be voting in the next election whereas the politicians who are so ignorant will just toe the party line.

  8. Brin Jenkins says:

    Or heading up Quango’s, being politically correct is important. A graduate of Common Purpose Matrix course is now essential. These fast tracked graduates are not all university degree holders.

  9. Ian Terry says:

    Another belter Roger all one can say is too bloody true

  10. Katie says:

    Take a look at this link and see how futile wind energy is and how dangerous it will be for supply and costs in the future. Well done Roger for seeing the way forward and not going down the road of listening to those with a forked tongue or a vested interest.

    Click to access Scientific-Alliance-Examination-of-WWF-Scotlands-Claims-for-Wind-Generation-Nov-2014.pdf

  11. Brin Jenkins says:

    Very good paper Katie with the sort of information that is hard to rubbish.


    • Terry Knight says:

      I completely agree Brin. Isn’t it a shame that so many of the major environmental charities have been so sucked into the climate change scam – I stopped supporting the RSPB some years ago for that reason.

      • Brin Jenkins says:

        All Charities were targeted some years ago. Common Purpose had representatives elected as trustees, with purpose in mind 2-3 would suggest a guiding committee was needed, formed by these volunteers who would then work to get a suitable manager installed who need fast tracking into a job. Buzz words, jargon, get rid of non PC Staff replacing them with right thinkers and so it went on. The County Blind association was taken over like this and its gone from a rich charity to applying for Government and Lottery Grants. They have now have sold their souls and do less and less for the Blind.

        This one Charity I talk about I have personal experiences with, and have seen others do the same. Save the Children, RSPCA, the newer African TV advertising Charities all seem to be of a bent, and this includes many Churches who took the poisoned Gift Aid pill. They have to toe the party line with no dissent.

  12. Ian Terry says:

    A wave of political and regulatory uncertainty sweeping across the EU has caused the rate of wind farm installations to plummet by as much as 90 per cent in some countries.

    The overall amount of wind power generating capacity installed in the EU still rose by 4 per cent last year, outpacing new gas and coal plant capacity combined, writes the FT’s Environment Correspondent, Pilita Clark.

    But investments have been severely undermined by “erratic and harsh” changes to renewable energy policies in several previously large wind markets, according to the European Wind Energy Association.

    The rate of installations plunged by 90 per cent in Denmark; 84 per cent in Spain and 75 per cent in Italy, the association has reported in its latest annual assessment of the industry.

    Copied from the GWPF. Methinks Mr Davy is not being open and honest.

    • Jane Davies says:

      I find myself shaking my head…again.

      Here in Canada the powers that be have only just got around to phasing out incandescent bulbs to a roar of protest!

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