New energy minister questions climate change targets


Tory MP Michael Fallon has replaced John Hayes as energy minister.

Last year Fallon questioned whether “specific targets, for example on…climate change, are the best way of focusing our spending where it is most needed“.

Fallon’s predecessor was criticised by green activists for his views on wind farms, but going by statements like this, Fallon may be even worse.

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  • me2

    Let’s hope so, artificially inflated power prices caused by the ridiculous subsidies for ineffective wind farms are killing our elderly whilst enriching the landed classes.

  • http://fenbeagleblog.wordpress.com/ Fenbeagle

    He should have replaced Ed Davey and Greg Barker as well. We need an Energy Department, not a global climate change temple.

  • grumpydenier

    I suspect they are finding it hard to ignore all the stuff being published in Europe that is reining back in this scam.

  • grumpydenier

    I suspect they are finding it hard to ignore all the stuff being published in Europe that is reining back in this scam.

  • Old Albion

    I think you meant ‘even better’

  • AldivosTarril

    Average energy bills have doubled in the past 6 years. Total green subsidies accounts for £20 of that. The rest is down to higher fossil fuel prices and increased profits for the Big 6 utilities.

    Energy bills will keep rising as long as remain dependent on fossil fuels and nukes. Wind, sun, rain, tides, and currents will always be free. You don’t need to be a genius to work out which fuel to go for.

  • AldivosTarril

    Wind power and solar power in Europe is significantly cheaper than electricity from fossil fuel or nuclear power when you factor in health and environmental damage. http://www.dw.de/calculating-the-true-cost-of-electricity/a-16235063-1

    Is that what you meant?

  • AldivosTarril

    Funny how you science deniers think science is a religion.

  • Cole

    Hmm, Osborne has just announced subsidies for fracking. Are these ‘ridiculous;?

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.yelland.10 John Yelland

    It needs a real physicist to understand climate science and Michael Fallon is a classicist, not a physicist. But classicists usually have logical minds and school science, which is all that’s needed to understand the wind power scam. Trouble is the number of people in DECC who understand it as well but find it convenient to remain silent.

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