Christopher Booker: The government is pursuing a climate change policy which it knows will cause power cuts. They know that George Osborne’s “carbon tax” is gradually intended to make power from fossil fuels as costly as that from wind and solar, so that they can describe these as “subsidy-free”. Secondly, they know they desperately need new gas-fired power stations to keep the lights on when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining. So, thirdly, they are now planning to throw huge bribes at the power companies to get those new gas plants built.
Telegraph 11th June 2016 read more »