Conflicted Energy and Climate Change select committee chairman Tim Yeo is at it again today:
“Lumbering the economy with a centralised power system largely reliant on gas would be like running an office using a fax machine in the age of the iPad. I think the choice facing Britain is clear. We can embrace the technology of the future, set a target to reduce our present heavy dependence on fossil fuels and upgrade our electricity system, or we can cling to the combustion-based technologies of the past, gamble the future on assumptions about the availability of abundant cheap gas and slow down the process of decarbonising our economy.”
Tim Yeo’s green interests in full:
- Chairman of AFC Energy, company developing alkaline fuel cell technology. Wage: £4,340-a-month.
- Chairman of TMO Renewables, which develops and supplies technology for second generation biofuels. Wage: £5,832-a-month.
- Director of ITI Energy, manufacturer of environmentally friendly ‘clean’ gasification technology.
Let it never be forgotten…