Tags Archives: Energy policy

Winds of Change…

I have added a new page to this blog – a report on a meeting in Edinburgh.  I know that’s a little north of Cumbria but it raises so many good points about why it is so hard to combat an industry with so much influence simply because there is so much easy money to [...]

UN ruling: EU must reassess renewables’ policy

This press release reports on the successful campaign from Ireland to prove that the renewable energy targets imposed on EU nations have been done so undemocratically and in contravention of the Aarhus Convention. The Compliance Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which enforces the Aarhus Convention, has released its final findings [...]

Newspapers cover the Treasury – v – DECC ROC debate and other things windy

Wind farm myths finally nailed – The Independent Wind farms do bring down property prices – The Telegraph The Guardian have covered the considerable downsides of wind energy in the past, but in this article every interviewee has a financial interest in the industry – The Guardian The BBC noting the clash between industry and [...]

Why is windpower so expensive? – new report

I have put some new reports in the Cumbria Wind Watch library including “Why is windpower so expensive?” An economic analysis by Gordon Hughes from the Global Warming Policy Foundation.  The summary is below, the whole report can be accessed from our library. Summary 1. Wind power is a capital-intensive means of generating electricity. As [...]

MPs letter opposing wind farm subsidies – full text and details of MPs who signed it

The Prime Minister 10 Downing Street LONDON, SW1A 2AA 30th January 2012 As Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum, we have grown more and more concerned about the Government’s policy of support for on-shore wind energy production.  In these financially straightened times, we think it is unwise to make consumers pay, through taxpayer [...]