Thursday, 15 December 2011

Green Dad Christmas Appeal : Help The Daily Mail

Please give generously to the Green Dad Christmas Appeal. Think of those poor unfortunate souls at the Daily Mail who have difficulty interpreting simple documents and adding basic sums.

Let's raise some funds to give them the primary school education they clearly missed out on.

The appeal has been prompted by their latest hilariously inept attempt at spreading myths about renewable energy.

Here it is.

The headline says "Electricity bills to rocket by 25% because of 'green' targets, says Government".

It references a report by the Committee on Climate Change. (Which isn't 'government'.) The report is available here.

As you can see there is no such claim about 25 per cent. In fact it says 16 per cent of the increase in bills in the past six years can be attributed to green measures including energy efficiency. 84 per cent was due to wholesale costs, distribution and the fact the government has ramped up VAT.

The committee's own headline explains quite clearly the rising cost of gas is what's driving up bills. Surely proof we need to switch to renewables sooner rather than be afraid of them?

Meantime I suggest you chuck your Daily Mail on the fire. It'll create a carbon emission but one that's morally justified.

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