Thursday, 21 August 2014
Greenie politicians policies put 1.5 million UK jobs at risk!
A report by Emily Gosden(Daily Telegraph) reveals that 1.5 million UK manufacturing jobs are at risk due to green policies imposed by Brussels. Business for Britain BFB says that EU policies are to blame for up to 9% of energy bill costs for industry and this can rise to 16 % by 2030. Manufacturers are now considering moving their operations abroad where energy is cheaper, risking devastating job loses in the UK. More than 1.5 million people are employed in energy-intensive industries such as metals, ceramics and glass with 363000 in direct employment. BFB says that opting out of EU renewable targets could cut energy bills. BFB estimates that help to meet EU energy laws could be as much as £93 billion! The EU laws have been fully implemented by the Cameron conservative led government. The coming general election will give voters the opportunity to give their response to Mr Cameron and his greenie policies.