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Energy message not getting through

If you add your front page story (H&V News 18 May) to that of Cal Bailey of NG Bailey (page 3) to your own editorial (page 2), the answers are more or less encapsulated.

As a nation of similar minds why should we expect our politicians to provide the coherent and effective way forward. They require peer input, however our peers uncoordinated and mixed view of solutions cannot help the politician much. What we should ask of government is to develop non political and non industry interest groups to challenge in more practical terms the way forward.

Until the British public awake to the spiralling costs of energy, we will fail in any endeavour to succeed with this very difficult matter. We are waiting very patiently for the RHI to happen, it will feed a few projects then possibly go the way of the Boiler Scrappage scheme. No government can afford to keep coming up with incentives that merely present a limited solution for a few successful applicants. We will not resolve the energy issues for at least 10 years and probably much further away that that.

We will have to suffer the consequences for years to come of past indifference to our energy issues. You could also say we cannot give up either! I give monthly talks to energy interest groups and Rotary Clubs and I can tell you now, that for what ever reason the message is not getting through. Many Rotarians are active or retired professionals from all walks of life, the penny just will not drop!

Bruce Boucher

The Bruce Boucher Consultancy