Legacy of the ‘Green Deal’

More from UKIP’s energy spokesman on the folly of ill-conceived green initiatives. . .

Roger Helmer MEP

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I have written before about the previously lauded (by some) ‘green policies’ of successive governments. In fact, as far back as 2012 I was arguing that green policies and the folly of playground technologies such as wind and solar were driving up prices.

Of course, alongside the expensive renewables plans the then Coalition Government introduced the aptly-named Green Deal. The plan would enable householders to economise and cut their energy consumption – power would cost more but we would use less. Well, that was the plan.

The reality was that in its first six months 38, 259 Green Deal assessments were carried out on households. That led to four, yes four, Green Deals being taken out. Hardly surprising, considering the costs of loans.

Did the Government seriously think householders – many forced into fuel poverty – could afford to pay £10,000 for, say, home insulation, and pay the…

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