BRITAIN’S beautiful coastline and countryside are scarred by ugly windmills which enrich landlowners and kill wildlife. They cost billions but contribute virtually zero reliable energy to the national grid.
Now, at last, after squandering enough cash on them to save us from the double-dip recession, the Tories are fighting to have them stopped.
Chancellor George Osborne wants to give voters the power to block further developments. Only his straw-sucking Lib-Dem Coalition partners stand in the way.
Windmills are so useless that energy firms have to keep conventional power stations ticking over at 60 per cent capacity in case the wind drops – or blows too hard.
Despite building 3,800 of these monstrosities, wind power delivers less than one per cent of Britain’s energy needs. Yet the gigantic subsidies for them punish every household in the land.
Britain’s drive for renewable energy is costing £15BILLION a year — £670 for each home. Cunningly, the cost is kept off taxpayers’ pay slips and plonked on to energy bills so politicians escape the blame.
The case against windmills is clear and damning. But the woolly-headed Lib-Dems want thousands more.