More WindmIlls NOW!
The Committee on Climate Change's annual progress report for the government has revealed that in the past year just 0.7 gigawatts of new wind capacity was built. This compares to the 3 gigawatts a year needed to meet targets, or the equivalent of about 1,000 new turbines.
The Committee on Climate Change report called for a "step change" in the pace of efforts to drive down emissions.
It revealed greenhouse gases fell by 8.6 per cent last year, but warned this was largely due to the recession, which had created the "illusion" that the UK was tackling climate change.
So let us build in a permanent recession by insisting on erecting ever more white elephants. It isn't the actual whirlygigs that save the carbon but the wasting of the money which stifles useful economic activity.