Britain is using Brexit to try to wriggle out of its EU-driven renewable energy targets, says Bloomberg, quoting an anonymous insider.
Officials in the Treasury and the business department are looking for a way to abandon the national goal of getting 15 percent renewable energy by 2020, which is almost double the current level, according to a person with knowledge of the matter who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.
Erasing the target would allow Britain to skirt fines that could reach tens of millions of pounds since it’s on track to narrowly miss the 2020 goal. It would also move the U.K. out of step with other European Union nations that maintain targets as part of their membership in the region’s energy market. The U.K. wishes to preserve its link to the market and smooth cross-border trading of electricity, which has helped lower power prices, the person said.
Let’s translate that into English, shall we?
Under its current status as an EU vassal state, Britain is committed to suicidal, unaffordable “clean” energy targets based on the green religious prejudices and junk-science-driven scaremongering of unelected, unaccountable, borderline-Commie technocrats in Brussels.
These targets were made law by the 2008 Climate Change Act, drafted with the help of a left-wing activist from Friends of the Earth Bryony – now Baroness (!) – Worthington, supervised by the dim eco-zealot and unpopular Labour leader Ed Miliband during his stint as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. This will cost the UK taxpayer, by 2030, around £300 billion – while making no measurable difference to the planet’s climate.
But now Britain wants out because it can’t afford it, because it’s running out of countryside to carpet bomb with bat-chomping bird-slicing eco-crucifixes which no sane person wants within fifty miles of their home, and because meeting these targets is going to be logistically impossible, which will mean that Britain is liable for “tens of millions of pounds” in Euro fines on top of all the other taxpayers’ money it has already squandered on the renewable energy scam.
What’s just as fascinating as Bloomberg’s inside information that the UK government is contemplating a renewable energy U-turn is the slant that Bloomberg has put on the story.
It wants us to believe that this is a bad thing; that it will “sour” Britain’s relationship with its European neighbours by putting it “out of step with other European Union nations that maintain targets as part of their membership in the region’s energy market”.
No. Duh. It’s precisely to regain this kind of competitive advantage and to escape from the prison of EU groupthink that so many of us voted for Brexit.
But now we’ve regained our sovereignty we have to take responsibility for our own stupidities rather than forever blaming everything on the EU.
That means that we have to repeal the 2008 Climate Change Act. Unless we do that, at least where energy policy is concerned, we might just as well have voted with all the pillocks who wanted us to remain.