Rising fuel bills?
According to Reuters,http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/05/0 ... 0720110509
"Britons may need to pay 50-60 pounds on top of their annual energy bills in 2020 to cover the cost for building renewable energy capacity, mainly onshore and offshore wind farms, a government advisory body said on Monday.
Energy bills are expected to rise to nearly 600 pounds per year by the end of the decade as a transition towards a low-carbon energy market requires huge investments in new, greener technologies, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said in its Renewable Energy Review, a report commissioned by the coalition government when it took office one year ago.
But households could curb energy demand by around 14 percent if they install energy-saving measures in their homes and therefore reduce final bills, the report said."
So we will only have to pay an extra £1 per week, not until 2020 and if we insulate it will actually cost less than £ 600 for all our energy, gas, electricity, coal & oil (if we use them), AND fuel for our cars!
Yes, I can believe that!
Perhaps if we send the Third World (including India, of course) a few rolls of insulation and some twisty light bulbs they'll be so rich they'll be able to send us some money in 2020?
Nice to know that Lord "Adair" Turner (who also runs the FSA, the watchdog which didn't even whimper as the financial meltdown approached) and his chums on the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) all live in the real world!
And the reason we don't slaughter them is........?