1 in 4 British Families Going Hungry Due to Green Energy

Daniel Greenfield
FrontPage Magazine

Remember, Britain today, America tomorrow. That’s how this game works. Europe went down the green energy garden path before we did and they are reaping the consequences. Electric Poverty is now a term. And British families have to choose between heat and food. If you have enough to eat and a warm place to eat it in, be thankful that the environmentalists haven’t taken over here all the way.


Soaring fuel bills are leading to acute power rationing among many families as one in four say they are skipping meals to meet fuel costs.

A new poll of 2,000 people by Onepoll for Ovo Energy reveals that over a third of homes are rationing power. The energy company claims inflation-busting rises of up to 12% have left 70% of British homes forced to limit their power consumption. There are concerns more families are at an increased risk of becoming ill as a result of switching off their heating…

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Related: Big Idea 2013: Governors Take Energy Into Their Own Hands by T. Boone Pickens

The development of new sources of energy – at the state level – will be the big idea for 2013.

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How U.N. Climate Change Negotiations Threaten Economic Growth. Misguided responses to man-made climate change pose a severe threat to future human prosperity.

Over the weekend, the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP-18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) sputtered to its conclusion in Doha, Qatar. The delegates did agree to meet again next year to discuss the adoption of some kind of legally binding agreement to ration carbon by 2015. Otherwise, on the face of it, nothing much concrete was accomplished in Doha, but the process itself poses the danger that policymakers will, step-by-inadvertent-step, adopt policies deleterious to the future prosperity of humanity…

Update: Everything “green” is the sacred cash cow after all: Government Scientist Threatens “Murderous Rampage” After Watchdog.org Exposes Massive Spending at Secret Junk Science Lab

…Crosby, 34, was responding to a Watchdog story detailing massive spending at the secret government lab, a Jimmy Carter initiative to push green energy. NREL and the two companies that manage its activities have received more than $1 billion from taxpayers since 2010 alone. Top executives at the lab earn well into six figures. NREL’s top manager, Dan Arvizu, makes close to $1 million per year…


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