A lunatic has just taken over the asylum

The Coalition’s energy minister, Chris Huhne, has said Britain must build thousands more wind turbines because ‘global warming is our greatest challenge’.

In fact our greatest challenge is filling the massive gap in our electricity supplies when the EU forces us to close the stations currently producing half our power.

Huhne seems unaware that all the 3,000 existing windmills together produce less than a single conventional power station – about 2% of the electricity we need.

With the cost of essential back-up plants, these unreliable supplies will be three times as expensive as that produced by conventional gas, coal or nuclear power stations.

With the sole exception of the last Prime Minister, it is hard to recall a minister of the Crown in history who was less qualified for his post than this Lib Dem ultra-green.

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