IMAGINE a different future. We are now so used to rising energy prices – they’ve gone up 159 per cent since 2004 – that they have come to seem an inevitable part of life.
Britain is now paying the price of the green lobby persuading governments to rip up decades of energy policy and start again. Today energy policy is framed with only one factor in mind: satisfying the green lobby. It is, to be blunt, mad. There is no starker example of the disconnect between the political classes and the rest of us. For the political classes – all three main parties are as one over this – the only thing that matters is signing treaties on global warming. --Stephen Pollard, Daily Express, 20 February 2013