[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Britain to scrap EU’s green targets post-Brexit  

Credit:  'It's distorting the whole energy market' Britain to scrap EU's green targets post-Brexit | By Ross Logan | Apr 15, 2017 | www.express.co.uk ~~

The Renewable Energy Directive is thought to be among of raft of EU policies set for the post-Brexit bonfire of Brussels diktats, Government insiders have suggested.

The directive sets targets for each EU member state for the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind.

Britain’s current target is to generate 15 per cent of all energy from renewable sources by 2020 – a figure it is likely to miss, resulting in fines.

Critics say the policy is distorting, as the targets only look at energy generated and not effencies made.

It’s also resulted in the Government spending billions on subsidies for wind and solar farms which are ultimately paid for by customers through energy bills.

Government insiders confirmed that the directive is likely to be scrapped in the Brexit bonfire, the Telegraph reported.

Conservative MP Owen Paterson, a former environment secretary, told the newspaper: “It’s distorting the whole energy market.

“It’s like the Sheriff of Nottingham – it transfers money from my poorest constituents to my wealthiest constituents who are putting up pointless wind turbines heavily subsidised.”

It comes after civil service documents outlining plans to ‘scale down’ Government work on climate change in favour of trade and growth were photographed on a train last week.

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has previously called some EU regulations “burdensome” and said one of the benefits of leaving would be the power to get rid of them.

But that will take some time, as the so-called Great Repeal Bill is effectively a template for all EU laws to instantly become British, with ministers gradually eliminating and adapting the laws to suit the needs of post-Brexit Britain.

Source:  'It's distorting the whole energy market' Britain to scrap EU's green targets post-Brexit | By Ross Logan | Apr 15, 2017 | www.express.co.uk

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.