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PUBLISHED: 12:23 22 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:04 05 July 2010

GORDON Brown, so needy to be seen as a world leader in anything that he may have a vague understanding, has placed the UK in the invidious position of attempting to achieve unattainable targets in the reduction of CO2 emissions.

GORDON Brown, so needy to be seen as a world leader in anything that he may have a vague understanding, has placed the UK in the invidious position of attempting to achieve unattainable targets in the reduction of CO2 emissions.

The slavish adoption of EU directives has the potential for reducing, for a long period, power availability to the population of this country.

Wind turbine generators are wasteful, inefficient, expensive and over subsidised products of a totally illusory concept. It is essential that existing power generating plant, coal, oil or gas fired, be refurbished and remain operational for at least 20 years, until replacement plants can be built and brought on stream.

The billions of pounds collected by the UK government under the guise of climate change taxes should be used for this purpose, rather than squandered on bogus theories such as sustainable sources. If taxpayers money were removed from the wind turbine programme the whole sorry business would collapse.

Climate change legislation, and the associated unattainable targets, must be put on hold as the only way of achieving such goals would be to reduce the number of power stations, energy use, industrial output, car use and economic progress.

One could be forgiven for thinking that this action is diametrically opposite to the needs of a country in dire economic straights. However, an administration that has managed to survive on illusion and cheap stage tricks, probably thinks, and consequently would wish to persuade the electorate, that it can do both.

Forget being world leaders in the unattainable and concentrate on the reality for there is no need for power cuts in the UK.

The government should refrain from trying to make us feel guilty about climate change and using EU legislation for consequential punishment. Reading by candlelight in order to make Mr Brown and his supporters feel morally superior is probably not a priority for the electorate.

Out with EU legislation and in with at least some reality.

T M TRELAWNY GOWER

Windsor Road

Lowestoft

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