Bow Group Chairman Ben Harris-Quinney has said that the government’s Net Zero green agenda is the worst of both worlds: high-cost to the British consumer and high-carbon to import.
Speaking to talkRADIO, Ben Harris-Quinney said: “Nations that produce their own energy not only get it cheaper, they also have the benefit of energy security and it’s far greener.
“What we are doing at the moment, under the guise of the Green Agenda, is we are simply importing energy from overseas, which is very carbon-intensive where it is produced and is also very carbon-intensive to transport it to the United Kingdom.
“So the current policy we have is the worst of all worlds: it’s very high-cost and it’s very high-carbon.
“You have to return to the point that the UK’s energy policy needs to be self-reliant. So if that means we can achieve that on wind, that’s great. I don’t think that is the case.”
Mr Harris-Quinney continued: “But the drive of the policy must be energy security and the cheapest possible energy for the UK consumer regardless of any highfalutin Net Zero ideas unless that idea has been tested in a referendum against the British public and there’s fulsome support for it.
“At the moment, what I’m seeing is fulsome support for cheaper energy. That’s what this government isn’t delivering.”
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