Days after one of Britain’s biggest utility companies increased its prices by more than 8 per cent, the Lib Dem minister said that politicians could not control the factors behind rising costs. He added that green levies applied to energy bills would not be cut to help consumers.
The green levies are not the problem needed to be solved here. As the price of electricity rises technologies like Solar Panels systems become a solid form of energy production.
Once a system is attached to the grid whether it is a 4 KW system on your house or a large solar park, electricity is flowing into the grid.
There is very little maintenance even for the larger systems. Whereas a coal fired power station employ thousands of people to keep the electricity flowing. They need to excavation and transport the fuel to the site, the staff to run it, the upkeep of the road and rail networks, the car miles that the staff drive from home to work and the local damage to health and property from the huge amount of pollution in the air.
The green technologies need a chance to grow. The more systems that are installed will mean more money is invested to make them more efficient and cheaper.
Within the next few decades these technologies will be the main forms of electricity production rather than the minority.
Even if LED lighting was partly installed into homes and businesses we would require a few less power stations and the lower capacity on the grid would allow for more, solar and wind farms to be installed.
However where would the tax revenues come from if we all had Solar installed and used LED lighting. The Government aren't stupid.