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Credit:  Letters | The Herald | www.heraldscotland.com ~~

Claire Mack of Scottish Renewables is suggesting that replacing fossil fuel heating with renewable electricity will solve fuel poverty (“Net-zero energy transition can future-proof our economy”, Agenda, The Herald, November 3). This is an odd thing to say because GERS states that annual subsidies to renewables are £6,116 million annually and rising, and this figure doesn’t include constraint payments paid to windfarms when they have to shut down or the newer subsidy called Contracts for Difference.

In 2009 President Obama, when commenting on his plans to tackle greenhouse gases, infamously said “electricity rates would necessarily sky-rocket”. This interview is readily available on YouTube.

The wind and sun may be free but renewable energy is anything but.

Geoff Moore, Alness.

Source:  Letters | The Herald | www.heraldscotland.com

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