You couldn’t make it up!

Speech Energy Package Plenary 13 Dec 2016

A recent study from the Westminster parliament indicates that current green policies will cost energy users as much as £300 billion in the UK by 2030.  This will do huge economic damage.

Yet both the National Grid and our energy regulator OfGem are warning that over-reliance on intermittent renewables, coupled with the closure of base-load capacity forced by the Large Combustion Plant Directive, threaten power outages this winter.

The National Grid has responded by doing deals with owners of diesel generators.  Mr. President you couldn’t make it up.  We’re going to save the planet and cut CO2 emissions by using diesel generators for back-up!

They are also looking at what they call “demand management”.  I call it “supply failure”.  That is, getting factories to agree to close at peak demand times.

Mr. President back in Mediæval times, folk who could not afford candles went to bed at sunset.  They ground their corn in wind-mills, which stood idle on calm days.

By contrast we are accustomed to secure supplies of energy at the flick of a switch.  But now these Green policies threaten to send us back to the Dark Ages, where our own power supplies are vulnerable to the vagaries of wind and weather, with dire social and economic consequences.

In my party, we demand secure and affordable energy, for homes, for pensioners, and for industry.  We want an end to fuel poverty.  For these reasons, we oppose the Commission’s Energy Package, and we oppose its obsession with intermittent renewables.


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29 Responses to You couldn’t make it up!

  1. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    “We’re going to save the planet and cut CO2 emissions by using diesel generators for back-up!”

    All thanks to the crazed eco-obsession with unreliable, weather dependent and intermittent forms of “green” energy – wind and solar.

    You literally cannot make this stuff up.

    Climate madness on a super-charged level where the schemes, scams and billions upon billions spent to supposedly “save the planet” are doing *actual* harm to people’s lives, economies….and the environment! Far-and-away more harm than any theorised 1-2 degree of warming could ever do by the year 2100!

    We really are living in the age of collective eco-insanity.

  2. Charles Wardrop says:

    Our parliamentarians’ main job is to get the best deal available for the voters.
    This has not happened since Greenery and EU links held sway.
    Why not repeal the Climate Change Acts, so harmful to those not gaining from them?
    The Brexit impetus also needs to be maintained, uninterfered with by the MPs who gave us so much bad legislation re both Climate and the EU.

    • David says:

      Hi Charles,

      Lets ask the warmaniacs what ended the last ice age, Brent Crude, CEGB, people, go on Mr green tell us what caused the ice to melt then!

  3. Ex-expat Colin says:

    Seen the begging letter from Scientific American to Mr Trump? Supposed 800 Scientists and counting…sorry, about half are Phd students and counting

    “democratized” energy?

    None are gonna give up on it easily..I note the BBC World Service has in the last 2 days chucked a number of one liners out about weakening and dying reindeer (Norway) due to CC or AGW. Although the programme on BBC a few days before showed them in Norway as pretty damned fit.

    Trumps putting Exxon in…oh dear!

  4. Shieldsman says:

    When you have unqualified idiots filling Ministerial positions and non technical civil servants advising them what can you expect.
    They do not even take any notice of or advice from qualified Engineers in Industry. The green blob have more influence.

    The poor will have their lights go out if they cannot pay extra!!
    Exclusive Britain facing energy crisis that could see families pay extra to keep lights on as neighbours ‘sit in the dark’
    Britain’s increasing reliance on “intermittent” renewable energy means that the country is facing an unprecedented supply crisis, a senior Ofgem executive has warned.
    Andrew Wright, a senior partner at Ofgem and former interim chief executive, warned that households could be forced to pay extra to keep their lights on while their neighbours “sit in the dark” because “not everyone will be able to use as much as electricity as they want”.

    He warned that in future richer customers will be able to “pay for a higher level of reliability” while other households are left without electricity.

    Of course the only way they could make you pay a different daily tariff is through a smart meter. So we should all refuse to have one fitted and deny entry to our premises.

    • Dung says:

      @ Shieldsman
      You are absolutely right but we need to check on curreent legislation. Certainly two years ago it was the case that the only situation that would allow someone to force access to your gas/electric meters was the risk of fire or explosions caused by a leak. I am not sure this is still the law?

    • David says:

      Richer customers, what like eu buroprats

  5. I am beginning to think that when Abraham Lincoln said, ” you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can’t fool all the people all of the time”, he had not considered the impact future Green Lunatics’ would have on the people as it would seem that they are fooling all the people all the time.

  6. Christopher Browne says:

    This issue should go to the top of UKIP’s agenda, who says that UKIP doesn’t have a role?


  8. Kevan Chippindall-Higgin says:

    It does seem likely that the lights will go out this winter, especially if it is a cold one. If the solution is to get energy hungry companies to cut down on power usage, then they will cease to be able to satisfy their customers’ demands who will shop elsewhere and they will gradually wither and die.

    The simple solution is to re-start our coal fired stations. A complex task, granted, but like any job, the sooner it is started, the sooner it is finished.

    This will of course not happen. Instead, we will have idiotic ideas like the rich and poor electricity streams from Ofgem. What will happen is that the ill and the elderly will start to die off quite quickly. Factories will really suffer and jobs will go. Factories will then decide to re-locate to a country with stable power supplies. Never mind the regulatory or tax regimes. Without power, there is no business. No business means no jobs. No jobs means no taxes. If we are daft enough to continue following the lunatic EU down this route, we will end up with a really broken economy.

    Once more the frail and the elderly will bear the brunt of energy incompetence. Once public opinion realises that daft policies killed their ill kid and grandparents, a very different tune will be sung. Unfortunately, it took many thousands of deaths to force the Clean Air Act of 1956. London was famous for its smogs, but it took a really long one to finally tip the balance. We are in a similar situation now. Everyone knows that there is a good chance that the lights will go out, but until real, widespread pain has been inflicted on millions of people, nothing will be done.

  9. Jane Davies says:

    I find myself shaking my head at the stupidity of it all, our PM here across the pond wants what you have and already some Premiers of the Provinces are signing up to this renewables scam…one or two are butting heads with him, I wonder how long they will hang on to their principles when under pressure.
    This link may be of interest, it’s about UKIP….I know I may be preaching to the choir here!

    By the way I love your tie Roger…..very festive!

  10. Ex-expat Colin says:

    Was reminded of Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the Nation today (part)

    “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.
    Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific technological elite”.

  11. DICKR says:

    The whole global warming scam will soon be blown apart by Donald Trump .

  12. Ex-expat Colin says:

    On the subject of BS: (Fake News)

  13. DICKR says:

    When is the party going to rid itself of Carswell he is now following the treacherous line of Davis who we once had so much hope for ?

  14. Dung says:

    Impressed by what Denzel said! all powa to you bro ^.^

    • Ex-expat Colin says:

      My Lenovo Win 10 Laptop won’t play the sound to that vid…will wave lump hammer at it soon. Weird cos all other vids ok?

  15. Dung says:

    If you only watch UK daytime news then you have no idea what China is doing in the South China Sea, you have no idea how their armed forces are growing, you have no idea what is wrong with our armed forces, you know diddly squat about what is going on.

  16. Ex-expat Colin says:

    Making it up alright…with the help of the BBC In Pictures site:
    “Imagine if we could use plants to harvest wind. Well, now we can. Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys… the Turbo Dandelion Wind Farm.”

  17. manicbeancounter says:

    Roger Helmer,

    Could I draw your attention to another aspect of why EU attempts to cut greenhouse gas emissions is going to fail?
    The theory is that global greenhouse gas emissions are driving up atmospheric greenhouse gas levels. This in turn is forecast to significantly increase global average temperatures. Such temperature rises are predicted to have huge and catastrophic consequences. The policy to avert catastrophe is to drastically cut global greenhouse gas emissions. By around 30% from 2010 levels by 2030.
    The 1992 Rio Declaration that declared these aims, was only signed by the developed countries. Some economies (mostly the ex-Warsaw Pact countries) were treated as transitional, with temporary exemption. Developing countries were (rightly) excluded from any obligation to constrain greenhouse gas emissions. From 1990 to 2012 these countries has collectively accounted for just over 100% of the increase in global GHG emissions according to figures from the European Commission’s EDGAR unit. As a result, these Developing (or Non-Annex) countries collectively increased their share of global emissions from 46% to 62%. Developing countries are forecast to continue increasing there emissions well into the future. So even if from 1st January all Annex countries (Europe, USA, UK, Canada, Australia etc) instantly cut their emissions by 100%, the mythical 2C warming target would still be breached.
    I summarized the EDGAR data in a graph.

  18. KennieD says:

    “From 1990 to 2012 these countries has collectively accounted for just over 100% of the increase in global GHG emissions according to figures from the European Commission’s EDGAR unit”
    How does anyone manage to do more than the whole of something (ie. more than 100%)?
    Or, do you mean, ‘ more than doubled’?

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