Saturday, October 17, 2009

Our money

Plans for Britain's first coal-fired power station equipped with carbon capture technology have been backed by the EU commission. The commission has recommended that a plant in Hatfield, near Doncaster, should receive £164m of EU funding. The sum would be matched by a similar sum from the UK government.

This is real money, our money – all £164,000,000 of it – twice over. And they are going to spend it burying carbon dioxide in a hole in the ground. Why are we not rising up and shooting them?