Sunday, 21 June 2015

Coherent energy policy needed says economist Colm McCarthy

Ireland’s weak political institutions, unassertive public administration and populist media expose taxpayers to regular raids from predators posing as creators of jobs or saviours of the planet. This is most vividly illustrated in the continuing windfarm bonanza. Ireland has an enormous surplus of electricity generation capacity but an entire pseudo-green industry of self-styled entrepreneurs continues to prosper through farming, not the wind, but the taxpayers’ pockets.

There is a terrific article by Colm McCarthy in this week's edition of The Farmers Journal that can be found here (it only takes a few seconds to register) :

The only problem is I'm not sure if our government understand the word "coherent".

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