On 26th, the DTel publishes something, errr, similar, from Allister Heath. Similar? You be the judge, I couldn't possibly comment.
The break-up of the CEGB / introduction of competition was a SUCCESS (ND)The privatisation of the electricity industry and the introduction of genuine competition was a triumph (AH)
The rot really set in when it was decided to impose a 'green' agenda … Miliband a big early culpritThe rot really set in when Tony Blair decided to impose a target that a predetermined proportion of energy would be generated from renewable energy …. Ed Miliband’s influence on the UK’s energy policy during his time in government was also catastrophic
During the post-CEGB 1990's and early '00s …materially reducing electricity pricesIn the 1990s prices fell significantly
Remember, no country had ever introduced competition at the residential level beforeThe pioneering energy market painstakingly introduced by its predecessor … the free market that had been introduced by the Tories and which had worked far better than many people realised at the time
Blame the subsidy-culture resulting from non-stop governmental meddling that has set in since the green agenda really kicked off. Would-be developers of new PP's have been on investment strike since they noticed that only suckers put their money on the table without demanding a bungAlmost all sorts of generation that currently take place in Britain – be it zero, low or high carbon – now benefits from handouts or various kinds of price supports … the Government [retook] control of all electricity generation.. started to subsidise heavily certain forms of electricity, it also had to create artificial incentives to make that enough investment remained in other sources
Any sign of the usual hat-tip courtesy ? I'm not holding my breath. Imitation, flattery. Ho hum.