UK: Time for another mutiny?
Britain wasted more than £250,000 in aid on a failed wind farm project for just 55 people in the South Pacific.
The £1.7 million scheme on the Pitcairn Islands’ was aborted after Australian contractors took the money but failed to build any turbines.
By the time it was cancelled the plans for the tiny island, made famous by the Mutiny on the Bounty, had already slipped three years behind schedule and the predicted costs had doubled.
In a report the Department for International Development (DfID) admitted that they failed to “rigorously manage” the green energy plans.
It’s hard to ‘rigorously manage’ smoke and mirrors.