The Agenda 21-originating strategy for its notion of the ‘sustainable’ use of energy is now out in plain view. We can see this in the Telegraph today with the headline above.
The story, by the Beano’s fearless dynamic duo Steve Hawkes and Jessica Winch, actually offers readers some value in its opening paragraphs:
Britain’s biggest energy supplier blamed Government costs as it pushed the average annual dual fuel bills up by £120 a year to almost £1,470 – the highest typical tariff ever seen in the UK.
Ian Peters, head of residential energy, said British Gas understood energy bills were a “real worry” but there was little the company could do.
But he faces a fierce backlash after telling customers a price rise didn’t necessarily mean they would have to pay more. He said: “The amount you pay depends not on the price, but on how much gas and electricity you use.”
And this is exactly what we were highlighting the other day in our post about energy. I explained my personal situation where my only option to avoid paying more for my energy is to use less. I explained that is exactly what the government’s energy policy is designed to achieve, to force everyone to use less by driving up the prices. And now British Gas is explicitly telling customers to use less energy.
With that in mind, the sheer contempt and cold hatred I feel for the Axis of Weasel, warming their fat, taxpayer funded arses on the green benches on all sides of the House of Commons, should be understandable.
Instead of pursuing a strategy to devise effective, efficient, affordable and low impact energy generation and distribution systems, to comfortably meet the demand from a growing and, thanks to human progress, an increasingly energy-intensive population in these Isles, the entire political class has glued itself to an environmentalist driven agenda to reverse progress and force us to use less energy.
The moronic hypocrites in the Labour party naturally seek to make political capital of this latest price rise, declaring it was yet another example of why Ed Miliband’s price freeze was needed – as if they bear no responsibility for these measures being enacted when Miliband was the Secretary of State who pushed them through. Thus we see the putrid Caroline Flint declaring that:
Britain’s energy market isn’t working for ordinary families and businesses.
Yet she and her colleagues are the ones to blame for this, and the execution of the strategy that ensures the market doesn’t work and prices are being forced up by government delusion over cutting CO2 emissions. But the Tories and Lib Dems bear equal responsibility. Which is why, when the likes of Michael Fallon spout shite about the energy sector needing more competition and that people can save money if they shop around; and Ed Davey demanding energy companies justify the price increases brought about by the very policies he is actively pursuing and seeking to make even more burdonsome, as the current Minister at DECC, I am left in a simmering rage at the whole shoddy, incompetent, deceitful, sick inducing lot of them.
Getting back to today’s news, Chris Weston, British Gas managing director, is quoted as saying the cost of green subsidies and environmental programmes such as ‘Eco’ – free loft and cavity wall insulation – were to blame for almost half of the increase. Yet for most properties the amount saved off energy bills from reduced use would take many years to cover the cost of the measures government has forced energy companies to offer. And there are many properties where the design does not allow for such measures, meaning they are stuck with higher bills in return for nothing.
Did you vote for this? Did you want this? I’ll wager the answer is no. Yet, as a citizen of the EU (whether you want to be or not) you have supposedly been represented in the discussion and decision making that has resulted in our energy prices being driven up. No, really.
But for that to be true, in the UK, unless you would need to be a paid up, consulted and voting member of:
- The Wildlife Trusts
- The Woodland Trust
- Waste Watch
- Scottish Environment Link
- Friends of the Earth
- Environmental Protection UK
- Client Earth
- Compassion in World Farming
- Wildlife and Countryside Link
- Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
- Green Alliance
- FERN – EU Forest Programme
- Campaign to Protect Rural England
For it is only these organisations that ‘represent’ UK citizens in the discussion that informs such energy policies. This is because, under the guise of listening to what ‘citizens’ have to say, these are the campaign groups the EU chooses to recognise as part of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB).
Public funding from the EU and national governments flows to these groups to lobby back at them and sit alongside ministers and national representatives as equals. This gives the ability to the senior leaders of these groups to dictate the approach to environment and energy that impacts all of us, and it is they who have driven and are driving many of the decisions that result in the increases in energy costs that are punishing the poorest and most vulnerable in our society.
But ask the members of these organisations how many of them were asked to vote on this approach to energy, or approve their organisation’s position, and I will warrant the vast majority had no say and probably could not articulate the political stance their membership is validating. But there we are. Realpolitik in action. Democracy as interpreted by governments. And we poor bastards continue to foot the bill – some of us dying for the lack of affordable energy to stay warm in past and coming winters.
The political class needs to be stopped.