Question to the Prime Minister – 12/12/2012

John Robertson (Glasgow North West) (Lab): The Environment Secretary this week described wind turbines as “inappropriate technology which matured in the Middle Ages.” Does the Prime Minister agree? If not, why not?

The Prime Minister: We are making serious investments in renewable energy. We have set out a regime of subsidy that stretches right out to 2017 and beyond. That is why the renewable energy capacity of this country has doubled over the past two years under this Government.

 

2 Responses to “Question to the Prime Minister – 12/12/2012”

  1. John Robertson (Glasgow North West) (Lab): The Environment Secretary this week described wind turbines as “inappropriate technology which matured in the Middle Ages.” Does the Prime Minister agree? If not, why not?
    24 minutes ago · Like

    Alexander Mccallum I think we have an “inappropriate” energy minister!
    19 minutes ago · Edited · Like · 1

    Vanessa Vine Ahem, I believe there may be an echo in here

    Vanessa Vine of BIFF! (Britain & Ireland Frack Free) said the minister was failing to give all the details. [..]
    “Such selective omissions by Ministers make it manifestly clear that such authorities are not fit to regulate this dangerous industry.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9757086/Minister-misleads-over-fracking.html

    Minister ‘misleads’ over fracking – Telegraph
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk
    Energy Minister John Hayes has been accused of misrepresenting a Durham Univer…Vanessa Vine of BIFF! (Britain & Ireland Frack Free) said the minister was failing to give all the details.
    “Mr Hayes is giving selective information specific to Lancashire boreholes of 5,000ft. In Balcombe, West Sussex, where the bore is half a mile from the River Ouse and three quarters of a mile from the Ardingly reservoir, Cuadrilla intend to drill at around half that depth, which would bring acid, biocides, radioactive isotopes etc., back to within 720ft of the surface and in close proximity to the aquifers. Water finds water.
    “Such selective omissions by Ministers make it manifestly clear that such authorities are not fit to regulate this dangerous industry.”
    Andrew West of Frack Off agreed that the minister was misleading.
    He said communities are at risk both from leaks and shale gas reservoirs that are closer to aquifers.

  2. John Robertson (Glasgow North West) (Lab): The Environment Secretary this week described wind turbines as “inappropriate technology which matured in the Middle Ages.” Does the Prime Minister agree? If not, why not?
    24 minutes ago · Like

    Alexander Mccallum I think we have an “inappropriate” energy minister!
    19 minutes ago · Edited · Like · 1

    Vanessa Vine Ahem, I believe there may be an echo in here

    Vanessa Vine of BIFF! (Britain & Ireland Frack Free) said the minister was failing to give all the details. [..]
    “Such selective omissions by Ministers make it manifestly clear that such authorities are not fit to regulate this dangerous industry.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9757086/Minister-misleads-over-fracking.html

    Minister ‘misleads’ over fracking – Telegraph
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk
    Energy Minister John Hayes has been accused of misrepresenting a Durham Univer…Vanessa Vine of BIFF! (Britain & Ireland Frack Free) said the minister was failing to give all the details.
    “Mr Hayes is giving selective information specific to Lancashire boreholes of 5,000ft. In Balcombe, West Sussex, where the bore is half a mile from the River Ouse and three quarters of a mile from the Ardingly reservoir, Cuadrilla intend to drill at around half that

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