Green Policies Will Not Save The Planet But Are Costing Poor Families The Earth
by Ian R Thorpe
3 February, 2012
The 'green agenda' is pushing up the cost of living for lower earners. Subsidies to owners and operators of wind and solar generator plants are putting 10% or more onto domestic fuel bills. And because even climate scientists, the most religiously deluded people ever, have now been forced to admit that wind turbines and solar panels of photo voltaic cells cannot generate if the wind does not blow or blows too hard and the sun does not shine (i.e. at night and on rainy days) or its rays are striking the panel at too acute an angle.
Predictably, public spending addicted politicians like U S President Barack Obama and British Labour leader Ed Miliband are trying to blame austerity measures aimed at reducing government deficits for making life tough on those low and middle income families who are being hit hardest. Meanwhile Prime Minister David Cameron has heaped scorn on what he calls "rip-off Britain". Both Cameron and Miliband are missing the point when they wring their hands, wail and gnash their teeth about the problems face by low earners A major factor in squeezing the domestic budgets of families has been the huge increase in fuel bills. And adding a big percentage to fuel bills are the subsidies offered to con artists and chancers to set up "sustainable" generation plants in order to meet the impossible targets for reduction of CO2 emissions set by the previous government. The green agenda is driving up living costs and making life harder for vast swathes of Britain.
Ironically this huge investment does not reduce emissions at all. The electricity supplied by wind and solar is so unreliable and inconsistent we have to keep fossil fuel and nuclear plants running to maintain an adequate current.
Back to the poor and soon-to-be-poor. People on low incomes spend 15 per cent of their total expenditure on food and nonalcoholic drinks, and between a third and a half on housing, fuel and power. Interference under the Labour Government (Labour, you know, once the party of the poor, the working class, the downtrodden masses, now the party of academics, senior professionals and millionaires) which by a system of taxes and subsidies pushed up the costs of these essential items. The Coalition government is not yet showing any signs of doing anything to switch to a more sensible approach, indeed it is continuing with a policy that is pushing up the cost of living in the name of saving the environment: the so-called ”green agenda”. Yes, even after the spectacle of wind turbines bursting into flames during recent high winds and the report that during a period of intense cold in the winter of 2010 / 11 when the weather was almost windless, the existing wind farm installations contributed nothing to the national grid at a time when demand was at its highest, politicians are still besotted with windmills.
Since the Global Warming scare began we have seen the cost of energy rise substantially every year and the last thing hard pressed households need is a stealth tax putting on their fuel bill so that landowners who rent their fields or moorland to wind farm operators can get rich at the taxpayers expense . A recent report by the Institute of Economic Affairs pointed out: “The government estimates that climate change policies, primarily the Renewables Obligation and the EU Emission Trading Scheme, will be adding 26% to domestic electricity prices in real terms by 2015 and 10% to domestic gas prices.”
Government meddling is also pushing up the cost of our food. The E U Common Agricultural Policy, an old villain is pushing up prices through mechanisms that distort the market, while import tariffs deny consumers access to cheap food from outside the EU. It is difficult to estimate the effect of this on a family's weekly shop but it is significant and to compound the problem E U regulations influence through quotas what can be produced. Thus Britain is flying in eggs from eastern Europe while British poultry farmers are put out of business because they cannot compete with the price of subsidised eggs (so much for being concerned about the environment when loonytoons schemes like flying eggs a couple of thousand miles are approved.) To make matters worse, UK taxpayers are funding this system through payments to the EU. The cost to taxpayers across all of Europe is currently €55 billion a year.
We have a housing crisis in Britain at the moment. The private rental sector was destroyed by a Labour government in the 1960, they were still fighting the class wars of the 1920s and 30s. The municipal housing stock was destroyed in the 1980s by another ideologue, Margaret Thatcher. Environmentalism and restrictive planning laws have been pushing up house prices for a generation by limiting house building. Now few people can afford to take that first step by putting down a deposit on their own home. Due to regulation Britain’s dwellings are now among the smallest in Western Europe, in many new build houses there is literally not enough room to swing the proverbial cat. In Germany, where many more people are happy to rent homes, house prices have remained flat in real terms over the last 35 years, while rising 250% in the UK, USA and Australia. What is it about the English speaking nations and property. In addition, the requirement to produce a certain proportion of affordable housing for people in poorly paid but essential occupations is acting as a disincentive to developers. Government schemes, such as the one recently announced to help first-time buyers, might be small beer but may easily result in increased prices if supply is not simultaneously liberalised.
Housing benefit paid to the unemployed and unemployable also has a damaging effect, because it acts as a floor on rents. This is particularly hard for those just above the benefits level.
Figures from the National Statistics Office show that real incomes in the industrial and administrative sector have been stagnating for years. There is not much the Government can do directly about income, but there are sensible actions a government could take to bring down the cost of living if they wanted to do so.
In spite of all the political windbaggery about how to help less well off people who are being hit hard by the recession little is actually being done. In the big to win the support of this very large voting bloc, politicians should remember that voters notice the impact of policy, not the lofty idealism behind it. Government meddling in the day to day lives of the people, telling us what we should eat, how much or little is a safe amount of alcohol to drink, how much television we should watch, how we should behave towards minorities and how our children should be brought up might be good at producing a quick headline or appeasing the green lobby or the Politically Correct Thought Police, but developing a coherent social policy across these areas rather than looking for quick fixes is the way to make a real impact for families and start to repair what David Cameron has called "The Broken Society". A small increase in the cost of living might not seem much to some, but those struggling and budgeting down to the last penny to get by will soon notice if the Government starts to make a real difference to what their weekly budget will stretch to.
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Nanny State is on the warpath, admonishing finger wagging furiously, lips compressed into a thin line, she is launching another determined effort to make sure we are all too scared to think for ourselves or make our own choices, Nanny is now warning, with the usual threats of early and painful death is we disobey, that we should ...
German Handelsblatt Releases Stunning Anti-West Op-Ed, Asks If West Rabble-Rousers Are On The Payroll Of The KGB
Up until this point in the Obama Administrations attempt to recreate events leading up to World War One, Angela Merkel and German media in general, had been firmly on the side of the west when it comes to dealing with Russia, Putin and realpolitik in broader terms. That changed dramatically today when Gabor Steingart, the chief editor of Handelsblatt, Germany's leading economic newspaper, came out with a stunning op-ed, in German, English and Russian, titled simply that "The West on the wrong path"
MH17: More evidence points to Kiev / Washington False Flag
Last week Little Nicky relayed reports (yes, relayed; in spite of what some authoritarians would have you believe, I don't make this stuff up, it's all reported) accounts of two German aviation experts who testified that their examination of photographs showing wreckage from around the cockpit area of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 shot down over Ukraine were consistent with heavy calibre machine gun fire, which suggested the plane had been shot down by ...
Scots Wha Hae When Wallace Bled - A Boggart's view of Scottish Independence.
The Scottish Independence debate has failed so far to fire passions north of the border. Most Scots seem to be seeking evidence that Scotland will be no worse off as an independent nation, or is and will continue to be better off as part of the UK. Nobody in either London or Edinburgh is able to give a straight answer however. Her's our contribution ...
How Politically Correct Thinking Leads Into A Moral Maze
Being a leftie can be hard work however, with so many of the causes they must embrace being in direct opposition to other favoured causes, lefties encounter a lot of moral dilemmas. So being a believer in all -isms, the kind of idiot who equates calls for immigration controls with South African Apartheid or Stalinist genocide and is quite sure that equality means members of favoured minorities should be given me the privileged status of an elite class, can get hairy at times.
Another Obama Sponsored Genocide - not Alawi or Christians In Syria but Yazidi in Iraq.
While the west has been distracted by events in Gaza and Ukraine, and the neo - fascist 'left' have suddenly discovered the joys of anti Russianism and anti Semitism, the FUKUS axis sponsored genocidists of ISIS have discovered another inoffensive minority to exterminate now that the Syriac Christians have fled.
Neo - fascist Left's Idiotic Obsession With Racism Becoming More Insane
Fear and Panic and Ebola Fever
I don't know how many of you have noticed but the wailing and gnashing of teeth from the politically correct left over imaginary racism has become fr moire irrational and hysterical since the success of UKIP the the European Parliament elections back in May. The latest entirely innocent thing to be the target of racism accusations from the insane left is BBC Radio's sedate gardening programme Gardeners World. How have the cucumers and compost brigade upset the loony left?
The latest attempt to justify war has been the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine allegely by pro Russia separatists with support from The Kremlin. So far the 'compelling evidence' the American government claimed to possess has not been revealed but such evidence as has been seen points to another false flag even. Remember the Swine Flu pandemic?They're doing it again with Ebola fever, ramping up the scare factor and trying to spread enough fear and panic to justify suspending democratic rule by pretending this disease could potentially kill most of us.
Afrophilia and the reality of western ambitions in Africa
One of the dogmas of this politically correct cult of knee jerking, lockstep marching, wisdom-of-the-crowd chanting flock of Sheeple is that we must love Africa. Dark skin good, pale skin bad is the mantra. That the sheeple are nothing more than gullible dupes and useful idiots to the faceless men and women who really lead us is shown by the contrast between the mass Afrophilia of the flock and the way the controllers see Africa.
FUKUS axis imposes sanctions, Russian Oligarchs Shrug
So far in the Libyan crisis, the Syria crisis, the Iraq crisis and the Ukraine crisis, Obama and the European leaders have made a lot of noise and imposed a lot of meaningless sanctions (like confiscating the bus passes of retired Russian gengsters living in the west. And the Russians have just quietly got on with doing what they were doing.
What are US biowar researchers doing in the Ebola zone?
What are US biowar researchers doing in the Ebola zone? That is a question being asked around the cyberosphere as the Ebola outbreak in Africa continues to spread and alarm grows in the western nations. The Tulane University researchers [and colleagues] in the US biowarfare research community, have been operating in West Africa for some time. What exactly have they been doing? Exactly what diagnostic tests have they been performing on citizens of Sierra Leone?
Mass Immigration Means Failing Hospitals, Schools And Overcrowded Cities
Another shock for the left as think tank Civitas reports that mass immigration causes enormous social and economic problems while the 'benefits' to society the left bang on about are very marginal. The left's real agenda of course is the genocide of the fair skinned races. As most of these stupid lefties are white Europeans or Americans this is a perfect illustation of how stupid and self important they are, How does that old joke go about turkeys voting for Christmas?
Pandemonium: UKIP Taken Over By Fiends From Hell?
UKIP are at risk of being engulfed in another "ism" scandal as Jake Baynes, prospective parliamentary candidate for Wells has resigned his candiacy and party offices, claiming the constituency party has been taken over by "Occultists"
Ukraine Government Fires Missiles At Rebel Held Targets
Leaders in Washington, London, Paris and Brussels continue to pump out the propaganda against Russia as they try to provoke a war over the alleged shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine by separatist rebels supported by Russia. But in spite of claims by Obama and Kerry that the US have evidence that proves it was the rebels wot done it, the more evidence we see, the more likely it looks that the Ukrain government in Kiew was responsible.
America's GDP Surges 4% in Quarter 2 - Jonathan Creek Shows How The Trick Is Done
This morning the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, an agency of the Commerce department revealed Q2 GDP statistics which blew made nonesense of estimates, showing year on year growth for the second quarter at 4.0%. This was explained as the result of a surge in Inventories and Fixed Investment, while exports added only 1.23% to the GDP number. The full breakdown by component is shown below.
Why Do The 'Progressive Left' Support Those Who Use Rape As A Weapon Of War
Rape as a weapon of war and genocide is not a pleasant subject but it is one that needs to be raise, like the issue of Female Genital Mutilation. Why visit such unpleasant topics? To expose the hypocrisy of the modern political left who have more in common with Hitler's Nazis, Mussolini's Fascist or Stalin's brutal Soviet regime that the supporters of traditional left wing values of individual freedom, free speech and equality before the law.
Why Do The 'Progressive Left' Support Those Who Use Rape As A Weapon Of War
Rape as a weapon of war and genocide is not a pleasant subject but it is one that needs to be raise, like the issue of Female Genital Mutilation. Why visit such unpleasant topics? To expose the hypocrisy of the modern political left who have more in common with Hitler's Nazis, Mussolini's Fascist or Stalin's brutal Soviet regime ...
FUKUS axis imposes sanctions, Russian Oligarchs Shrug
You have probably read a torrent of arse dribble in mainstream media about "Russia is becoming increasingly isolated" It's a meme that political leaders in the FUKUS axis, EU and NATO would like us to believe. It isn't quite the whole story however.
Sensational Break From Official Lies - German Aviation Expert Says MH17 Brought Down By Air To Air Missile
The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine has triggered a war of words between the USA / FUKUS axis and Russia as President Obama, without any clear evidence to support him, tried to blame Russia and use the outrage to justify a military intervention in Ukraine that would certainly start a major global conflict. So far Russia has stood its ground but refused to be provoked as evidence like that below has undermined the western narrative.
US wants WWIII because its big banks are insolvent: Henderson
An American author and columnist says the United States wants to start a third world war because most of its big banks are insolvent.
Dean Henderson with the Veterans Today made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Monday as he commented on recent remarks made by White House Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes who said ...
Germany Axes Canada-EU Trade Agreement, This Will End TTIP Stitch Up Too
We are winning. Well today we are at least. News broke over the weekend that Germany intends to junk the Canada Europe Trade Agreement (CETA), a template for the much bigger and therefore more threatening to freedom and democratic rule Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP). So it looks as though the shockwave of the European Parlianment elections has awoken politicians to the anger of voters throughout Europe with the dicatatorial attitude of the EU.
Who shot down MH17? Black Box Data Reveals Nothing We Did Not Know
As the political and media war over responsibility for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 continues, here's a chance to view a report put together by the BBC Russia news channel (In Russian with English subtitles). Strangely the Beeb have taken this report offline now. Make what you will of that. The video shows the handling of the Black Box flight recorders, which
Smart Homes Reveal User Behavior, Prone to Hacks:
Our Internet-driven world filled with interconnected smart gadgets and computing applications is making us vulnerable to potentially life-changing hacks and tracking. Not only are modern cars open to being hacked, but also boats, planes, and GPS-driven weapons.
Now Things Are Starting To Make Sense
It is now known that the uprising in Ukraine early this year that saw the elected government, which was cooperating far too well with Russia for the liking of the western powers overthrown and replaced by a US and EU sponsored gaggle of gangsters, thugs and neo - fascists whose task was to
Funny How A Few Days Good Weather Brings The Warmageddonists Out
Over the past few scorching hot days I have seen several members of the alomst defunct Warmageddonist society plugging their tired, discredited old "science" and trying to claim that mathematics proves that what is observably not happening is actually happening but only scientists are clever enough to understand that ... Hmm, is that so?
Military Veterans Opinion: Probably A Bomb That Took Down MH-17!
Funny how the left present themselves as the politics of peace and unity but are all out in support of Barack Obama's latest warmongering campaign in Ukraine following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. I suppose the pacifists enthusiasm for World War Three proves George Orwell was right when he said War is Peace.
America's Dumbest Move Yet: Hijacking A Foreign Bank
The financial markets seem to be getting more volatile, with share prices and currency values fluctuating wildly on the slightest indication of good or bad news. But when central banks start hijacking other banks on the basis of very flimsy evidence from a pariah state, we should befinding somewhere safer for our money
UK Government Report Confirms Huge Abuse of EU Free Movement Rules
After scream of 'racists' and 'bigots' from the left when common sense users pointed out that mass immigration does not benefit the economy, nor is it fair to the people shiioped here having been promised a utopian existence only to find they are living in foul conditions, doing menial jobs, and being paid under minimum wage and exploited by unscrupulous bosses.
, a report by civil servants confirms that the 'right wing extremists' was absolutely correct.
Malaysian Government and Opposition Call For MH17 Justice – Evidence Suggests Foul Play
Thanks to the sleazy political opportunism of Barack Hussein Obama and his bum boy David Cameron the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has been turned into a circus as the outrageous accusations (based on zero evidence, the USA told reporters to look on Facebook if they wanted proof the Ukrain pro Russia separatists did it) have spawned increasingly crazy conspiracy theories.
Poor white pupils put off school by multicultural timetable
Education, should it be about learning to read, write, spell and calculate? Or should it be about feminism, gay rights, black history and 'gender awareness' whatever that is? For many years we have had multiculturalism and politically correct thinking rammed doiwn pupils throats but noe a study by a local education department suggests this obsession with politicallly corret diversity is responsible for the failure of white working class pupils.
Israel maybe guilty of war crimes – UN Human Rights Chief(This could be the understatement of the millennium)
Israel maybe committing war crimes in Gaza, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says. Speaking in Geneva, Navi Pillay said house demolitions and the killing of children raise the "strong possibility" that Israel is violating international law. Opening an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, she citied cases of Israeli air strikes and shelling hitting ...
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 - Nothing is ever what it seems to be
Nothing is ever what it seems to be, I learned that doing top level consultancy contracts for government departments. Deception is the name of the game. So what of Flight MH17, certainly the plane was shot down and our sympathies are with the families of the dead. But the game of finger pointing that followed was not about justice but political opportunism. And by playing a waiting game the Russsians are winning again.
US State Dept. Annoyed at Press Questioning MH17 Narrative Spokeswoman Angrily Refers Press to Social Media for 'Proof'
The Obama Administration continues to reiterate its narrative on what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with more certainty (and often different details) every day, but there is a stark lack of evidence, beyond a handful of “authenticity could not be verified” images floating around on social media. With Russia denying the allegations, the US must have some really damning evidence to be so certain, right? Just so, insists the State Department, just don’t ask them to show any of it.
Diversity' Does Not Mean Quotas. Why Do The Left Have To Rewrite The Dictionary.
One might think, given the amount of screaming and shouting about diversity we hear from the left, they might take a little time to find out what it really means and stop applying their superficial and shallow meaning to it. The left however are hupocrites which is why they can claim to have a monopoly on truth and goodness while embracing the tactics of fascism in silencing opposition. Thus they have no problem reducing 'diversity' to a question of skin colour or sexual preference while insisting only one shade of opinion is acceptable.
What The Media Is Not Writing About Flight MH17
Only hours after the tragic downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians, led by the dickhead in chief Barack Hussein Obama were jumping up and down screaming "It was Russia wot done it." The sycophants in mainstream media were quick to join in, stating that ...