A report today claims renewable technologies cannot meet the UK’s energy needs
Monday December 12,2011
BRITAIN is heading for an energy crisis within five years because of the Government’s “misguided” reliance on wind farms.
A report today claims renewable technologies cannot meet the UK’s energy needs and will only lead to higher bills due to their dependence on subsidies – it has already cost every household about £320.
The report by the Adam Smith Institute claims solar and wind power are so intermittent they “do little” to cut carbon emissions as back-up supplies from fossil fuel are required.
It warns: “Present policies will lead to an energy crisis by the middle of this decade.” Britain has 3,421 turbines with a further 4,500 to be built by 2020, which the report warns is “unrealistic”.
Instead it calls for more nuclear power.
But the Department for Energy and Climate Change said the study “missed the point” and the Government was developing a “mix of energy sources”.