Huhne’s disturbing energy doublespeak

He is sceptical about the economics of nuclear power, yet has unswerving faith in fantastically expensive and unreliable renewables.

He says there will be no public subsidy for nuclear because it is an old technology and that “The market will decide which low-carbon technologies will be used”; but pours our tax pounds into new wind turbines that produce only 20-25% of their capacity and stands by rules that force power companies to buy all electricity produced by wind turbines regardless of the cost.

He believes there are investors who will be investing in new nuclear, but can only find investors who will invest in renewables by throwing public money at them to subsidise to huge cost.

This is the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne.  This is the man whose vision of future electricity generation in this country is so divorced from reality even sci-fi fans would laugh it off as too far fetched.  If you’re not worried about how the lights will be kept on in years to come, you should be.  The stakes could not be higher.

Some people understand the nature of Huhne’s problem.  However we are powerless to stop the elected dictatorships in this country from doing what they want and playing politics with our energy supplies.  We are at the mercy of a dangerously out of touch ideologue who ignores evidence in the pursuit of realising his fantasy.

8 Responses to “Huhne’s disturbing energy doublespeak”


  1. 1 Edward. 02/08/2010 at 11:05 am

    Excellent comment, what can we do to rid ourselves of this t**t?

    If he is trying to ‘wind’ us up, then he has succeeded.

    I despair of the lot of them.

  2. 2 Ian E 02/08/2010 at 11:50 am

    They shoot horses don’t they? I just wish there was some way to put these clowns out of our misery.

  3. 3 LondonCalling 02/08/2010 at 7:28 pm

    Huhne is a prisoner of his own dishonesty. Like various previous Ministers for (non-existent) Climate Change,the whole bogus-science tosh is a pack of cards waiting to tumble down. By accepting the job,he has undertaken to prop up the pack of cards. He cannot admit a single doubt or divergence from the script written for him by WWF/Greenpeace’s legion of well paid press officers (dubbed “activists” by our equally dishonest national broadcaster)

    I don’t know how Huhne or the civil servants around him live with themselves. They can’t all be brainwashed unthinking fraudsters can they? Well can they?

  4. 4 Woodsy42 02/08/2010 at 10:21 pm

    @LondonCalling

    “They can’t all be brainwashed unthinking fraudsters can they”

    No, it’s much worse than that, they are brainwashed unthinking do-gooders.

  5. 5 Terry Stokes 03/08/2010 at 12:31 pm

    The following appeared in yesterday’s Daily Mail under my name:

    Please explain Mr Huhne why you want householders to improve the efficiency of their boilers (up to 90%) yet claim it is ideal to erect windmills everywhere with a max. efficiency of 30%?

  6. 6 JohnRS 05/08/2010 at 2:19 pm

    As with all believers in the Cult of The Green God Huhne finds the truth about the various forms of power generation hard to swallow – unlike the fairy stories the cultists push out.


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