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Bills will rise as EU makes us shut power stations
Date 22/02/2013 20:40  Author webmaster  Hits 2092  Language Global
The EU’s flawed and dangerous climate change agenda is stripping Britain of self sufficiency and energy security, and the people who end up paying the price are people heating their homes, and businesses struggling to get by." - UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom.

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I find it remarkable that not one single person has referred to the EU Industrial Emissions Directive that is behind this unnecessary closure of perfectly good coal fired power stations across the country, meaning Britain will not have the capability of producing its own energy supply.

Ofgem Chief Executive Alistair Buchanan says that Britain’s fall in power production capacity will mean more imports and customers paying more. What he doesn’t say is why.


Instead he says there isn’t a single person or people to blame and places responsibility on the financial crisis preventing new plants being built while existing ones are being shut down.

Why are perfectly good plants being closed? The answer is the EU Industrial Emissions Directive.

This is no big secret, yet the fact that not one single person has spoken the truth on this today makes me question why the British public are not being told.

Nine power stations, including Ferrybridge, will be closed by 2015 involving a total loss of 11.8 gigawatts of energy. Five nuclear plants are also set to close.

Meanwhile new power stations are opening every week in countries such as China. Around the world there are 1200 new coal-fired power stations in the pipeline, so our closures will achieve nothing in terms of global emissions.

The EU’s flawed and dangerous climate change agenda is stripping Britain of self sufficiency and energy security, and the people who end up paying the price are people heating their homes, and businesses struggling to get by. It will drive industry abroad and leave extremely vulnerable people in fuel poverty.


Further information EU Industrial Emissions Directive


Related: Keeping the Lights On: How UKIP would prevent the impending electricity shortfall (PDF)
www.ukip.org
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