West Midlands MEP James Carver has today attacked bright sparks in Brussels for imposing EU rules which are forcing the closure of the remaining part of a former coal-fired Ironbridge plant in the Shropshire.
Local UKIP MEP James Carver says tough EU diktats could plunge Britain into the darkness of an energy crisis.
The loss of Ironbridge is the result of the controversial Large Combustion Plant Directive which imposes strict environmental standards.
Commenting today on the situation, James Carver MEP, said: “We are facing an energy crisis which is being made in Brussels.
“These EU-imposed rules are driving up energy costs and are undermining competitiveness in the UK. Wind power is not the answer as it is an unreliable form of generating energy.
“Why should hard-pressed families and pensioners been financially crippled by EU legislation and unnecessary interference?
“Brussels is forcing us to close perfectly good coal-fired power stations when our global competitors, such as China and the USA, and turning to coal.
“Energy security is crucial but this is being put in jeopardy by the raft of rules which continue to flow from the EU. It is time to leave the European Union and manage our own affairs in from Westminster.”