Green Energy is an Industry Killer!

Posted: July 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

Besides the negative effects that Green Energy has had on people, such as Wind Turbine Syndrome not to mention the loss of land values and destructive effects on wildlife and the real problem is that it just doesn’t work, the true cost of embracing this failed experiment of  “renewable insanity” is the loss of Industry!

Why would a Government basically commit financial suicide and kill off it’s own Industrial economy unless there was an underlying agenda that was an echo of the United Nations “Sustainable Development scheme, Agenda 21” which is really the plan for the transfer of wealth from Industrial Nations to the third world Poor?

Whatever the motives, the reality is that Green Energy has had just such a negative affect on the Industrialized World and would make Maurice Strong proud!

Soaring green energy taxes could force firms out of UK as industry becomes uncompetitive

By TAMARA COHEN 14 July 2012

Industry will become increasingly uncompetitive due to soaring green energy taxes, according to the Government’s own advisers.

A shocking report has found UK manufacturers’ electricity bills are already significantly higher than those in other leading nations due to climate change levies.

By the end of the decade, our green taxes will be double those in other EU nations and dozens of times higher than those in the US.

The CBI said the report showed measures announced by Chancellor George Osborne last year ¿ such as £250million to alleviate energy costs up to 2015 ¿ did not go far enough
The CBI said the report showed measures announced by Chancellor George Osborne last year  such as £250million to alleviate energy costs up to 2015 did not go far enough

Industry groups said the report was ‘extremely worrying’ and could force firms abroad, where regulations are less stringent.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) report looked at the iron and steel, aluminium, cement and chemicals industries in 11 countries, most of which have renewable energy policies.

These energy-intensive industries directly employ 600,000 in Britain and contribute nearly £50billion a year to the economy.

Firms will be forced to pay an extra £28.30 in green taxes on top of the market price they pay for every megawatt hour of electricity by 2020 due to climate policies, according to the report by an independent firm.

This compares with £15.70 in Denmark, renowned for its renewable energy drive, £15.20 in France, £17.30 in Germany, £10 in China and a fall in the US and Russia.

Terry Scuoler, chief executive of manufacturers’ organisation EEF, said: ‘This report provides clear, independent evidence supporting concerns we have long put to government – that UK manufacturers in energy-intensive sectors are paying more for their electricity than many global and European competitors.’

He said the report showed ‘a mismatch between intent and reality’, given ministerial assurances that costs would not be loaded on to hard-pressed businesses.

Ian Rodgers, director of UK Steel, said: ‘The findings paint an extremely worrying picture for the UK’s steel industry. UK Government policy is making it more expensive to do business in the UK.’

The Government has committed to cutting carbon emissions by 80 per cent, compared with 1990 levels, by 2050.

Last May India’s Tata Steel announced 1,500 job cuts in the UK, which it put down to the impact of expensive climate policies.

Its chief executive in Europe, Karl-Ulrich Kohler, said there was a ‘great deal of uncertainty’ about how far the UK Government was prepared to go in its green policies.

Last May India's Tata Steel, which took over The Corus Steelworks in Scunthorpe, announced 1,500 job cuts in the UK
Last May India’s Tata Steel, which took over The Corus Steelworks in Scunthorpe, announced 1,500 job cuts in the UK
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