December 18th, 2012

Don’t Yeo Forget It


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…


  1. 1
    To all single mums made pregnant by politicians says:


  2. 2
    Jimmy says:

    Same old Tories – sleaze, corruption & complete disdain for the electorate.

    Yeo is the true face of the Conservative Party.

  3. 3
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    It would be hard for Cameron to sack Yeo as most of the Conservative Party is robbing the taxpayer via the “green economy” scam.

    If it isn’t massive subsidies for wind turbines it is taxpayer “investment” in future green eco loon technology that simply will not work – except for the Tories troughing down taxpayer money.

  4. 4
    Fuck all politicians says:

    Agreed, but it’s not like Labour are any better. If anything, the Blair/Brown governments plumbed depths of corruption that made the Tories of the 80s and 90s look like amateurs.

  5. 5
    Hank the Cat says:

    I know this has posted before.

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

    Winston churchill

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    but he is right even if he is conflicted

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Makes sense though, what he says.

  8. 8
    Red Egg Millitwit....... says:

    That is the problem, tainted and earning a fortune…. he does not give a f*ck about us plebs!!

  9. 9
    Fuck all politicians says:

    Because to criticise the Tories is to automatically be socialist, isn’t it?


  10. 10
    Red Egg Millitwit....... says:

    Just a Tory without a social conscience …….. even though he is rich enough to have one!!

  11. 11
    Red Egg Millitwit....... says:

    Just to clarify…… Liebour are even worse.

    Go UKIP :)

  12. 12
    Mr Griffin says:

    Kenilworth. Twinned with Bourg La Reine

    Bradford. Cloned with Islamabad

  13. 13
    the stench of hypocrisy says:

    Labour are far sleazier whilst pretending to be beyond reproach.

  14. 14
    Yeoman of the guard says:

    Why is Carbon presented as the bogey man? Without it there would be no life on earth.

    And what the fuck has he got against oxidation for energy?

  15. 15
    why charitable donations are falling says:

    Who at the RSPCA decided to spend £330,000 on legal fees rather than rescuing animals?

  16. 16
    Sir William W says:

    Perhaps it’s time to listen to the people who actually understand electricity generation, rather than the noisy corroboree of millenarian eco-loons, quack scientists, rent-seekers, self-aggrandising bureaucrats, PR wallahs and opinionistas that has been leading us up the garden path towards the cold and the dark.

  17. 17
    Operation Crossbow says:

    The Tories are criticised all the time here, they are spineless, useless, haven’t got a clue how to run the economy and almost male Labour look good.

  18. 18
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Right about what, exactly?

  19. 19
    Shut down the BBC says:

    Makes no sense whatsoever unless you believe the IPCC which fewer and fewer scientists do.

  20. 20
    Sir William W says:

    Many lawyers are bitches, aftervall.

  21. 21
    Shhh says:

    It is absolutely no exageration, on the part of The Mirror, that this person is described as a “world famous pop star” and a “household name”. I do find it interesting that The Mirror only wrote that he was being investigated rather than that he had been questioned under caution. I never underestimate the readers of ******** and I’m pretty confident that I don’t have to name this person, I think most people already know. I can also tell you that he has a Super Injunction.

  22. 22
    Sensible Person says:

    No, it doesn’t. None of the viable energy sources are ‘centralised’. Both the gas and electricity grids are already distributed networks.

  23. 23
    Oh no, a nutty ecotard says:

    To insane misanthropes who wish old people to die of hypothermia and want to return humans to living in caves maybe.

  24. 24
    George W Bush says:

    We done need to be becoming energetic independence by co-existing with the fishes and human beings!

  25. 25
    David Cameron says:

    “We were honoured to have the #QueenatNo10 for today’s cabinet meeting. The first monarch to attend since 1871.”

    (extract from my twitter account)

    I apologise unreservedly for the “typo”.The year should have read 1781.

    My resignation as Prime Minister will follow in due course.

  26. 26
    Tim's 'Greenie' Friend says:

    I’m very scared that if fracking is a success, all my mate’s expensive ideas just won’t be financially viable, even with the vast subsidies we get, paid for by the dumb taxpayers.

  27. 27
    The british bobby is dead. says:

    It’s about time the plod got on with fighting crime rather than sitting on their arses shifting paper investigating complaints from compo chasers for things that may have or not have happened 30 years ago.

    And when they do actually walk down a real street, I just wish they would not dress up in terminator costumes bulging with pepper sprays, tasers, truncheons, cameras, radios, handcuffs and a big Mac

  28. 28
    The Queen says:

    Off with his head.

  29. 29
    Charities should be banned from politics says:

    The RSPCA has become a political organisation. Don’t fund them. FULL STOP.

  30. 30
    genghiz the kahn says:

    The same ones who are happy to shut down coal fired power stations like Didcot without commissioning enough replacements?

  31. 31
    Buster Gut says:

    one wonders… given so many ‘senior’ politicians have mentioned this blog recently, and given most people here have seen through the global warming scam, WHY isn’t anybody asking questions in the house of pall_ment?

    no spines/cohones ?

  32. 32
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    Another cock up on the horizon

    “””The notice period employers have to give before creating large-scale job losses is to be cut from 90 to 45 days”””

    You neo f*uck wits must be so proud…well done

  33. 33
    Guardian reading lefty says:

    The sooner the Communist revolution comes the better.
    We at the Islington Soviet are planning for this.

  34. 34
  35. 35
    Archer Karcher says:

    If wind turbines are the ‘technology of the future’ humanity is truly f*kked and doomed to a life of poverty for all.
    All except the for the likes of Yeo of course, who would gladly make energy punitively expensive and scarce, as long as they were plugged into the green money machine themselves.

  36. 36
    Robbin the blind says:

    Unable to afford your energy bill? Set alight to a fucking energy company chief executive. They burn for weeks apparently.

  37. 37
    Why are politicians complete and utter twats? says:

    Must admit I despair at our current batch of politicians. Not one of them dares to question AGW in public and the all scream and scream I am greener than green and hate that nasty killer called carbon.

    The stupid twats fail to realise that without carbon they would not exist and for every breath they take they exhale CO2.

  38. 38
    Tachybaptus says:

    Just think how much CO2 we’d save if we buried them in a stable rock formation.

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    We are going to have rail and tube strike during Xmus and New Year. I don’t support it but they are only following the law like super rich and big companies when it comes to paying tax.

    So do most of you support the unions in fallowing the law and going on strike?

  40. 40
    Engineer says:

    Yeo is indeed self-serving, slithery, and venal. However, the assumption that all Conservative MPs are the same as Yeo is rather like suggesting that all Labour MPs are from the same mould as Keith Vaz.

  41. 41
    Ivor Biggun says:

    Yeo is such a scumbag. He even makes Andrew Mitchell look attractive, though he perhaps isn’t quite as repellent as David sMellor, though Mellor has at least been ‘retired’ by his once adoring constituents.

  42. 42
    Eels says:

    The poor fellow looks jaundiced. I hope his liver is holding up.

  43. 43
    Jen The Blue says:

    Just watching the bugger on the Daily Politics….no mention of his conflict of interests yet.

  44. 44
    Getting into the Christmas Spirit says:

    That was pretty much my first thought (although your solution is more clever; mine was to shove polythene bags over their heads).

  45. 45
    Engineer says:

    Yeo has relapsed. His statement about shale gas last week was actually quite measured and sensible. This one, if followed, would consign us to expensive and possibly rationed energy, thus severely shackling the economy.

  46. 46
    Phillip's wise counsel says:

    No! That would leave Clegg in charge.

  47. 47
    Camarooned says:

    I am at a loss to understand what makes sense. Actually windmills are more akin to a fax machine while oil based energy is only surpassed by nuclear for energy production per kilo – making windmills uses more energy than they produce, the same cannot be said about an oil derrick.

  48. 48
    Archer Karcher says:

    I have to agree.

    Once I put it down to herd like rank stupidity, then un-informed incompetence.

    Now it is clear and obvious, it is corruption and self enrichment, at levels previously only ever seen in third world hell holes. They don’t even care that we can see it and know what’s going on.

    Those who would lie to our face, would stab us in the back, without a moments thought.

  49. 49
    Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

    Uh-huh – and that’s a “cock up” how, exactly?

  50. 50
    Engineer says:

    Oddly, if a replacement was commissioned, it would generate about 20% more electricity with the same fuel consumption as Didcot. That’s because technology has moved on, and modern plants are more thermally efficient than the ones we were able to build fourty years ago.

  51. 51
    All Labour MPs ARE from the same mould as Vaz says:

    so you are saying that all Conservative MPs are the same as Yeo then?

  52. 52
    Engineer says:

    No. Jimmy is. Not all Labour MPs are Vaz clones, thank God.

  53. 53
    Engineer says:

    Things are improving slightly. The appointment of Owen Patterson suggests that Cameron is starting to understand the facts of energy supply and ‘climate change’. Replacing Ed Davey with someone less blinkered would be an even better step, though.

  54. 54
    JB says:

    What would you rather have – politicians with no expertise or knowledge making key long term decisions or politicians with the appropriate first hand experience.

    Since Yeo has declared his interests it would appear that your implications that he cannot make an unsullied decision is somewhat wide of the mark.

    I have no truck with corrupt legislators but not with snide innuendo. Guido – do your job – uncover evidence of corruption and then let the world know about it. Until then maybe you should keep quiet.

  55. 55
    Johnny says says:

    “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.”

    What a shit analogy. Factories, offices and homes can’t work if they have no power because there is a high pressure zone loitering over the UK causing low to no winds. And you can’t charge up your ipad.

    A centralised power system largely reliant on gas would significantly reduce our CO2 emissions through replacing coal power with gas. Given that CO2 reductions are the madness at the heart of our policy decisions I can only assume there are further considerations behind the push for a highly distributed, less efficient, much more costly, nannying smart meter electricity grid. A lining of pockets. A fantasy that there will be a green economy. A puritanical belief that we must all atone for past CO2 emissions through contraction and convergence.

  56. 56
    Ex-Tory says:

    Jimmy is a socialist c*nt.

  57. 57
    Jen The Blue says:

    Snide innuendo? Surely not. Mr Yeo, is not a disinterested man making the best decisions for the country because he is up to his neck lining his pockets with taxpayers’ cash.

    Even if what he says was correct ( it isn’t ) his opinion cannot be trusted because of his interests.

  58. 58
    c777 says:

    Looks like a prime candidate for a UKIP shot at the next election.
    He’s a bit of an “oinker” eh?

  59. 59
    He who no longer posts says:

    E’en so here below, below
    Let windmill blades be spunen
    And Yeo, Yeo, Yeo
    By Greenpeace people sungen
    Gloria, Renewables in excelsis
    Gloria, Renewables in excelsis

  60. 60
    Anonymous says:

    No some Labour MP’s are Margaret Moran clones.

  61. 61
    Rab Butler says:

    Every freemason in public service has a conflict of interests. They have sworn to look after brother freemasons ahead of everything else. So the voter/taxpayer always comes second.

  62. 62
    ilma630 says:

    Ask Yeo 2 very simple questions regarding the greenhouse gas effect that underpins the whole global warming scam – the effect that says heat back-radiated to the surface by CO2 adds to the warming, which is why he wants us to go cold-turkey on fossil fuels:-

    1. If 1 unit of energy (& so temperature) is lost by the surface, and at most 0.5 unit can be back-radiated, what is the change in surface temperature, -0.5 or +0.5?
    2. If the maximum that can be back-radiated is 0.5, would an atmosphere that is 100% CO2 make any difference whatsoever?

    The correct answers of course are (1) -0.5, i.e. cooler, and (2) No, none. The warmists like Yeo would say (1) +0.5, i.e. warmer, and (2) Yes. This is their staggeringly stupid error, counting the original unit of energy lost by the surface as +1 rather than -1 (minus 1). Counting it as +1 creates a unit of energy out of nothing, which is impossible.

    The CO2 GHE hypothesis is totally and utterly debunked in that one extraordinarily simple equation, an equation that all the so-called ‘experts’ and ‘climate scientists’ have got wrong. It needs to be put right.

  63. 63
    Put a spook in it says:

    So who is the clone, Pressclot or Prickles?

  64. 64
    Curly from Camden says:

    I see the famous IPCC issued another few pages of complete tosh a day or two ago. Think of the energy that could be saved if that lot were to/could be consigned to the salt mines.

  65. 65
    Curly from Camden says:

    +100. They have had nothing from me for the past 30 odd years.

  66. 66
    Curly from Camden says:

    Can he drive a bus?

  67. 67
    Curly from Camden says:

    Curly from Camden says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    December 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Can he dri**ve a bus?

    Stoopid modbot

  68. 68
    Abba Cuss says:

    Well, we all knew he was no good at sums and he’s just proved it.

  69. 69
    Abba Cuss says:

    Have you not noticed that the only time they ever get into the street is when they form a six-deep phalanx to stop innocent newspaper sellers getting home safely?

    Evenin’ all.

  70. 70
    Abba Cuss says:

    … and how many days does a PM have to call a general election before half of the MPs get their marching orders? Must be less than 90 days.

  71. 71
    ilma630 says:

    A wind turbine takes approx 3 times as much energy to manufacture, install, operate and maintain that its entire lifetime output. Fax machine or iPad? Carrier pigeon or Blackboard more like!

  72. 72
    Curly says:

    Nice idea, but I think you will find they all live overseas.

  73. 73
    me again says:

    and mine was to consign them to the salt mines

  74. 74
    Adam Up says:

    He must be one of the very few people who get interests on their accounts.

  75. 75
    hohum says:

    Is this Gloria the one who was sick in the Transit on Monday?

  76. 76
    Fernando DLC says:

    Not sure what is wrong with speaking up for what you do for a living….
    At least he puts his money where his mouth is.

    All the rest of his hypocrisy aside he is entitled to make those kind of comments.

  77. 77
    Anonymous says:

    Look around the world, Jacob Zuma, no money, a career in poltics, filthy rich.
    Bliar, moderately wealthy middle class barrister, a career in poltics (sic), filthy rich.
    Mubarak, an army general in Egypt, decent salary, a career in politics, filthy filthy rich.
    Gaddaffi, Mandleson, Milliband the elder, Yeo etc, etc, the list is endless.
    All perniciously greedy, all corrupt (allegedly) all holier than thou, all in it together (my arse)!

  78. 78
    dtn says:

    Yeo is a slug. Pass the salt.

  79. 79
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Half the kids in Portsmouth look like Worzel Gummidge and have grey beards, even the girls. Boaz.

  80. 80
    keredybretsa says:

    Clearly an interest of conflict. Yeo have all been warned.

  81. 81
    lojolondon says:

    No, Any mouse, he is completely wrong and he has been bought.

    The whole wind scam is a dishonest system for taking money away from the poorest people and delivering it, via the energy companies, to the richest landowners.

    I would have expected the communists amongst us to be dead against it, but perhaps they are not smart enough to have caught on??

  82. 82
    Hugh Seddit says:

    Not giving to any of these Chuggers. I live on a fixed income. Can’t give to the.

  83. 83
    Hugh Seddit says:


  84. 84
    left wing,right wing, it's all the same bird! says:

    How about a Carbon Tax on religions who’s beliefs/policies/imaginary friends promote population growth (all exhaling CO2)

    Duck it! Imaginary friend TAX

  85. 85
    left wing,right wing, it's all the same bird! says:

    The political system and politicians in one stomping song

  86. 86
    SORT says:

    WH Ireland, advisors to Oval (Mr Ross’ new company which is trying to buy out Cosalt shareholders), is 26% owned by a consortium that includes David Ross and Lord Marland. Lord Marland? – who he? he’s the man who was a financial backer for Boris’ mayoral campaign, (we know how close Boris and Ross are) and holds a post in the Department for Business Innovation and Skills – Vince Cable’s department. Vince’s nominated charity recently received a donation of £2.1m from David Ross. Vince is heading up a bank – the Green Investment Bank – funded with billions of tax money which is promising to help offshore wind. Cosalt (of which Ross is Chairman) has a subsidiary CWE which has deals via Apro a Norwegian company (through a JV via the Enterprise Europe Network – which is part of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills) who has deals with Siemens to service their offshore wind turbines.

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