Power deals are just madness
AFTER all the recent painful increases in energy prices it is unbelievable that a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned that consumers could see bills rise in the coming years after ''generous'' deals worth £17 billion were agreed with energy firms delivering wind-generated power to homes.
Thus it begs the question as to who can we thank for this scheme.
Step forward the last Labour government — and to compound this coalition ministers have agreed the contract will guarantee that the power firms will be paid even if they fail to deliver energy to households.
I doubt if Lewis Carol could have dreamt up such madness.
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This is not fantasy, it is happening now, as only last September Scottish wind farms were paid millions when they had to shut down due to high winds — how deep are your pockets, dear reader?
Unfortunately the madness does not end with the provision and running of costly, ineffective, countryside-destroying wind farms, as there is also the question of redundancy.
One Conservative MP has pointed out that consumers could be left paying for ''redundant'' wind farm technology because of the deals, and has stated there is every chance that in 15 years you could be seeing huge numbers of redundant offshore wind farms that we will still be paying for – that surely is comforting news bearing in mind energy bills have more than doubled since 2004.
Come the next election everyone needs to think very carefully who they are going to vote for!