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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03..._costs_comedy/

    The blue and brown bars are what you would pay without green intervention. The rest is thanks to the greens.

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    Electricity network costs have increased by around 20% in real terms since 2008.

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    The cost of transporting electricity to consumers has increased due to ... new generation capacity being connected ...

    As I've noted repeatedly - the high cost of present and near-future PV, as well as wind, forces up prices overall not just through the direct electricity cost of feed-in tariffs plus installation subsidies, but also through the effects on the transmission network.

    The graph above - which is from the UK Climate Change ministry, not some 'evil' oil company - shows that the effects of CO2-climate change alarmism on energy prices are quite real.
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