Green taliban know it all wisely tell us that the future is in renewables…especially wind. Even pretend tories like David Farrar think wind power if fantastic.
But then they never tell us about all the subsidies to make it work do they?
Every job in Britain’s wind farm industry is effectively subsidised to the extent of £100,000 per year, The Telegraph can disclose.
A new analysis of government and industry figures shows that wind turbine owners received £1.2billion in the form of a consumer subsidy, paid by a supplement on electricity bills last year. They employed 12,000 people, to produce an effective £100,000 subsidy on each job.
The disclosure is potentially embarrassing for the wind industry, which claims it is an economically dynamic sector that creates jobs. It was described by critics as proof the sector was not economically viable, with one calling it evidence of “soft jobs” that depended on the taxpayer.
The subsidy was disclosed in a new analysis of official figures, which showed that:
ÞThe level of support from subsidies in some cases is so high that jobs are effectively supported to the extent of £1.3million each; Read more »