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Greg Barker warns that if we
don’t pay for windmills in Africa
we’ll end up in more wars

Telegraph [UK], by David Hughes

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/5/2012 2:28:24 PM

Greg Barker, the environment minister, has a provocative turn of phrase. Earlier this week he described wind farms as “wonderful and majestic” and said they had become tourist attractions in his Bexhill and Battle constituency. Today he trumped that by claiming that the UK will “pay the price in British lives” if we don’t spend £2 billion of taxpayer’s money (that’s £70 per household) on programmes to help developing countries switch to green energy. How come? Barker fears that if we don’t stump up the cash, we will see more failed states like Eritrea, Somalia and Afghanistan

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/5/2012 2:39:39 PM     (No. 9050282)

Why stop at windmills? Pay for all their food, clothing, health care, entertainment, automobiles, safaris, etc...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 12/5/2012 3:38:50 PM     (No. 9050349)

This global warming religious fanatic is only trying to match the US…In August, the US Export-Import Bank signed a $2 billion deal with South Africa to fund a green energy schemes… http://za.news.yahoo.com/us-ex-im-bank-sign-2-bn-clean-173359013.html

Meanwhile, Sasol, the giant South African company, reconfirmed two days ago its commitment to invest $11 to $14billion to build a natural gas-to-diesel plant in Louisiana… http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/business/energy-environment/sasol-plans-first-gas-to-liquids-plant-in-us.html

32 African nations are oil producers or have recently discovered reserves, but it is against the religion of liberals to produce and refine oil...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mackrand, 12/5/2012 3:40:43 PM     (No. 9050352)

In some circles that´s called "Blackmail". In this case that´s true in more than one way. See Zimbabwe. Give us more money or we´ll kill the women and children first.

In more thoughtful times this would have led to quick decisive actions. These days, the liberals just look the other way and talk mostly about climate change and how much good the UN is doing feeding starving children.

This diatribe by Barker is just so idiotic that it is not worth further consideration. If he wants to build windmills in Arfica, why just go build them. Have a ball, but don´t ask me to pay for it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: crimea river, 12/5/2012 3:57:12 PM     (No. 9050374)

South Africa recently killed their 2nd nuclear reactor due to be built at Koeberg near Cape Town. Endless greenie lawsuits stalled the program so now they´ll get about 1% of the power needed from windmills.
And they call this progress???

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Reply 5 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/5/2012 4:07:08 PM     (No. 9050389)

Damn! I thought it was the butterflies flapping their wings that caused wars.

Oh, man! Will I ever get it right?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/5/2012 5:05:33 PM     (No. 9050457)

Africa has NO money to pay for their own windmills? I don`t believe that. Let them pay for their own junk.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bhkat, 12/5/2012 6:48:02 PM     (No. 9050571)

If two groups of people are hell bent on killing each other, putting windmills up won´t stop them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kono, 12/5/2012 8:46:26 PM     (No. 9050689)

Class warfare, class warfare... Everywhere we look these days, it´s class-warfare-inspired propaganda.

If Barker´s passionate about someone in England subsidizing African wind-power projects, then let him bloody well subsidize them, himself.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/6/2012 6:21:56 AM     (No. 9051016)

There is noone more stupid than an environmental minister except maybe the stupid ones who created the position.

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