Contrary to Government claims, EU green energy policies are predicted to destroy tens of thousands of British jobs, claims think-tank Civitas.
Green economic policies mean more pain than gain for Britain, according to a new report by the Institute for the Study of Civil Society. The Green Mirage, by John Constable, finds claims that the low-carbon economy can deliver so-called ‘green collar’ jobs are staggeringly far-fetched and unsupported by official measures.
John Constable says: “Continuing to subsidise renewables will impose high costs on the rest of the economy. This will result in net job losses and loss of international competitiveness. A subsidised artificial market for low-carbon industries will provide premature reward for unready technologies, and actively discourage further invention.”
You can find the full press release at Civitas’ news pages…