Martin Brumby wrote:
Even the Greenies aren't happy:-http://www.businessgreen.com/print_arti ... -statement
"We are not going to save the planet by shutting down our steel mills, aluminium smelters and paper manufacturers," Osborne said when announcing the expected rebate. "All we will be doing is exporting valuable jobs out of Britain."
But this argument was dismissed out of hand by John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace.
"The Chancellor has thrown logic on its head by allowing those who pollute the most to get extra taxpayers money and to rake in huge windfall profits," he said. "This will do nothing to help Britain develop world beating energy efficient industries and lasting green jobs."
So a trivial reduction in the enormous INCREASE in Greenie taxes is portrayed by Greenpiss as getting "extra taxpayers money" and raking in "huge windfall profits".
And Osborne keeps right on shovelling £18.4 Billion per year into the Climate Change Act 2008 cesspit and announces a £1 Billion hand out to combat the effects of Global Warming in Africa.
No satisfying some folk!
Unfortunately the £18.4bn (or indeed the up to £80bn) per annum estimates of the CCA are way short of the mark.
Economic prosperity is predicated on cheap fuel and energy, both of which have risen dramatically and will rise even faster as a result of 'green' policies and their flagship legislation the CCA.
Everything that moves in the economy has had its cost progressively increased and that has to be paid for somehow (i.e. by the end user) resulting in less money being available for saving/investment as well as the purchase of goods and services.
The Climate Change Act is the most pernicious, damaging and evil piece of legislation that has ever hit the statute (not forgetting it was passed almost unanimously by our illustrious leaders) and is the vehicle of choice for the delivery of 'contraction & convergence' and 'sustainable consumption'
It must be struck down as soon as humanly possible. To re-quote Shakespeare and by extension Richard " . . . If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly. Let's be done with it."