Monday, February 28, 2011

The three lies that prove the scam

Booker on wind energy in The Daily Mail. "Why the £250bn wind power industry could be the greatest scam of our age - and here are the three 'lies' that prove it," runs the title.

"Only in Britain is our political class still so imprisoned in its infatuation with wind that it is prepared to court this dangerously misguided pipe dream", says Booker. Well worth the read. In the old days of steam journalism, this would have been one to cut out and keep.

Meanwhile, The Guardian is bitching about the Tories ditching a key element of their "green" policy – the green ISAs. Hailed by the child Osborn, he told his admirer in 2008 that: "Green ISAs will engage the public in a new way in the issues around climate change and show them very clearly the economic benefits of green investment."

This either makes the Tories hypocrites about as big as Charlie Boy, or suggests that they might be seeing the light. The former is more probable, reflecting the simple truth that greenery is costing them money we haven't got.