Booker On Offshore Wind Power

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Yesterday, Booker led with a follow up to the ASA/Greenpeace offshore wind story from last week:

A weird propaganda blitz, widely publicised again last week, is trying to persuade us that the cost of power from wind farms has been “tumbling” so fast that wind has now replaced coal as our “cheapest” source of electricity.

This began in October when Greenpeace and various wind companies plastered Westminster Underground station, the one most used by MPs, with posters claiming that the cost of offshore wind had halved in the past five years. This was so laughably untrue that the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that the claim was based only on figures that include “tentative future wind projects” that might not even be built.

Even this year there were times on windless days when all our 8,140 wind turbines contributed barely…

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