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Archive for 'Energy costs'

I Am Fairly Sure This Is Not Compassionate Conservativism

Following the enactment of the 2015 Conservative Manifesto, one of the casualties is the subsidy boon for wind-farm and other ‘renewables’: none more so than in Scotland where the SNP’s vaunted 100% target by 2020 has yet to produce a worthwhile electricity supply. Like the bounty on rat tails in Ankh-Morpork resulting in a [...]

Gasoline: ExxonMobil’s fuel of the future

Is it a sign that manufacture of electric and hybrid vehicles has reached, or is approaching, a tipping point in the car market that the world’s largest oil company is running this TV ad?

Perhaps someone can explain why the bit about a gasoline-powered smartphone is supposed to impress us.
I’m sure the rulers of Venezuela, Iran [...]

Energy Expenses on Expenses

The Sunday Mirror reports on the option for MPs to claim gas and electricity bills for their second homes on expenses, and 340 have taken-up the offer. These includes the Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Caroline Flint who claimed £368.88.  This is just over three times the estimated average household [...]