Posted by: Grant | November 1, 2012

UK Ditches Wind.

No doubt prompted by the collapse of “Climate” in the USA presidentials, and seriously alarmed by the public backlash to soaring power/gas bills the UK government has opted for self preservation.

UK DAILY MAIL
Ten years too late, it’s good riddance to wind farms – one of the most dangerous delusions of our age
By Christopher Booker
PUBLISHED:00:31 GMT, 31 October 2012| UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 31 October 2012
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2225544/Good-riddance-wind-farms–dangerous-delusions-age.html

“The significance of yesterday’s shock announce-ment by our Energy Minister John Hayes that the Government plans to put a firm limit on the building of any more onshore windfarms is hard to exaggerate. On the face of it, this promises to be the beginning of an end to one of the greatest and most dangerous political delusions of our time. For years now, the plan to cover hundreds of square miles of the British countryside with ever more wind turbines has been the centrepiece of Britain’s energy policy — and one supported by all three major political parties…. “

Also here…

MAIL ON LINE
Minister-signals-end-wind-farm-We-pepper-turbines-country–declares-energy-minister
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2225531/Minister-signals-end-wind-farm-We-pepper-turbines-country–declares-energy-minister.html

UK TELEGRAPH
Death-knell-for-wind-farms-Enough-is-Enough-says-minister
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/9644558/Death-knell-for-wind-farms-Enough-is-Enough-says-minister.html

UK TELEGRAPH
David Cameron calls for ‘debate’ on wind farms – Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/9645858/David-Cameron-calls-for-debate-on-wind-farms.html

POSTSCRIPT – There was a brief flurry of bluster from greenies and LD, but it fizzled out – Dead Wind  Offshore Wind Turbine Orders Grind To Halt  The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) – http://www.thegwpf.org/dead-wind-offshore-wind-turbine-orders-grind-halt/ (fron Financial post, paywalled)

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