Thursday, 9 August 2012

Local professor challenges Government

Professor Gordon Hughes is part time professor at the Department of Economics at Edinburgh University, based in Buccleuch Place.

He has compiled a report which challenges the economics of current energy policy  - both in the UK and Scotland.  The report is a submission to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee.

He suggests we are on course for a rise in domestic electricity prices 38% in real terms by 2020 through pursuing the current pro wind policy rather than a gas generation policy.  The report is here and a couple of summary headlines can be found on my other blog here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

And what will be the result of this paper and the other contribitors?
Who is it who makes / takes the final decisions?
What can I do?
I have no technical background so just teli on those who have.
Tom

Cameron Rose said...

Tom,
At the root of our current unsustainable energy policy is a quaint belief that disaster is stalking the very existance of our planet. Now I don't know what the future holds, but I do know that this particular belief is based on alarmist rhetoric and some demonstrably scientifically flawed pronouncements in the name of 'science'. The consequences for you and I are the increased prices Professor Hughes calculates. We need to develop the ability to assess critically the constant media diet of climate alarmism.

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