Finally a real crisis: shortage of carbon dioxide

Posted: September 20, 2021 by oldbrew in Energy, government, Incompetence, net zero
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energy1The UK shut down cheap coal, refused to drill for its own gas, and failed to replace its old nuclear power stations then, when gas suddenly becomes expensive, is caught with its proverbial trousers down. So much for ‘world leading’ climate policies.
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As energy prices in Europe go through the roof, factories are beginning to shut down and food is disappearing from the shelves, say The Times & The GWPF.

Welcome to green Britain, offering a foretaste of what life will be like under Net Zero conditions – poorer, colder, hungrier – unless Government changes course.

Acute food shortages were feared last night after high gas prices forced most of Britain’s commercial production of carbon dioxide to shut down.

Emergency talks were being held between government officials and food producers, retailers and the energy industry with warnings of a “black swan event”, an extremely rare blow with unpredictable consequences.

The closure of two fertiliser plants in northern England and others in Europe has left the food and drink industry facing a shortage of carbon dioxide, which is a byproduct of fertiliser manufacturing. The gas is critical to the production and transport of a range of products, from meat to bread, beer and fizzy drinks.

The meat industry estimates that businesses can carry on for less than two weeks before carbon dioxide stocks run out….

Full article here.

Comments
  1. Jamie Spry says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    “Acute food shortages were feared last night after high gas prices forced most of Britain’s commercial production of carbon dioxide to shut down.

    The closure of two fertiliser plants in northern England and others in Europe has left the food and drink industry facing a shortage of carbon dioxide, which is a byproduct of fertiliser manufacturing. The gas is critical to the production and transport of a range of products, from meat to bread, beer and fizzy drinks.”

    The twisted irony of climate wokeism, on full display; a shortage of life-sustaining CO2 caused by extremist climate policies that aim to ‘eliminate’ life-sustaining CO2 in the form of cheap, reliable energy!

    Not to mention the hard reality of the swift, tangible and disastrous effects to society of constantly ‘bending the knee’ to the anti-human climate lobby, on full display.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Government plans gas rescue package as a million families face energy bill price hike

    Fears of return to 1970s ‘three-day week’

    Clive Moffatt, a gas consultant and former adviser to the Government on energy security, warned prices for industry could go “through the roof”.

    He warned some companies could “easily see a three-day working week” return this winter if the emergency worsens.

    Energy-intensive sectors such as steel production, glass, ceramics and paper are among those most at risk from soaring energy costs. “We are working with energy-intensive industries to manage the energy cost increases,” said a government source.

    Mr Kwarteng insisted on Sunday night he was “confident” that physical supply of gas could be maintained “under a wide range of scenarios”.

    https://vnexplorer.net/government-plans-gas-rescue-package-as-a-million-families-face-energy-bill-price-hike-ez2021719405.html

  3. Saighdear says:

    Well Boris, if you’re reading this, looks like trying to wear the King’s new Clothes isn’t for you? What did the cartoons show? Pants down, Cane out …. beginning to feel the heat ?

  4. oldbrew says:

    Suspend climate policies and cancel COP26 to save Britain from looming energy disaster
    SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

    https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2021/09/20/suspend-climate-policies-and-cancel-cop26-to-save-britain-from-looming-energy-disaster/#comment-198050
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    All UK gov hears is ‘build renewables faster’ 🙄

    Boris Johnson to call for climate action during US visit
    — 1 day ago

    “We need to continue to make a case for a sustainable recovery from coronavirus rooted in green growth.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58613389
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    Green growth is an oxymoron, if it makes the price of power rocket and reduces reliability/availability.

  5. rogercaiazza says:

    Question: why is CO2 critical to the production and transport of meat?

  6. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Mr Nut Nut PM’s insanity is showing.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Is it cruel to stun animals with carbon dioxide?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44709905
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    Widely used pre-slaughter method.

  8. Phoenix44 says:

    How is a supply crunch a Black Swan event? Entirely possible for all sorts of reasons.

    Once again, politicians do something utterly stupid with the naive and childish hope it will somehow turn out all right and then pretend it’s all out of their control.

  9. oldbrew says:

    Energy crisis could erupt into ‘biggest political issue of the decade’, senior Tories warn
    Date: 21/09/21 Daily Telegraph

    https://www.thegwpf.com/energy-crisis-could-erupt-into-biggest-political-issue-of-the-decade-senior-tories-warn/
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    Best dump the climate fantasies then, and get back to reality. Anyone listening up there in the political clouds?

    As usual it’s left to Nigel Farage to point out a few home truths…

  10. Saighdear says:

    I’m having an awful job trying to keep up … INEOS now going for Carbon capture from Nat Gas: remove and use the Hydrogen for Power? source and pump the CO2 under the N Sea £millions to be spent. Meanwhile we are subsidising to PRODUCE CO2 for food industry ( shown video of Carbonated drinks – full of caffeinated sugar, etc) So are these carbonated drinks soooooh important? why not just drink flatcoke ( sweet cold coffee ?).And how much CO2 is released from the food packages? …. and the rest ….
    and locally at the “Port of Ardersier” opposite NIGG, more £££££s to be spent dredging for production of more mindmills ( accepted the typo mistake ) NO wind, then no amont of windmills is going to do very much other than pump the TAXPayers pockets dry ….

  11. oldbrew says:

    Europeans brace for hard winter as energy price surge hits households

    Energy costs are soaring in Europe, with ordinary citizens and businesses worst-hit. Weather has played a big role, although there are also questions over Russia’s gas supply. The onset of winter is adding to worries.
    . . .
    ‘The gas squeeze has largely been prompted by the weather. The last European winter was unusually cold, depleting stocks of stored natural gas. Normally this would be replenished during the spring and summer in preparation for the next winter, but one of the coldest Aprils in two decades further hit stock.’

    https://www.dw.com/en/europeans-brace-for-hard-winter-as-energy-price-surge-hits-households/a-59246714
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    Where’s the warming?

  12. oldbrew says:

    North Sea gas supplier claims Britain’s own rules are stopping it helping out in crisis
    Sep 22, 2021

    A MAJOR North Sea firm said it could supply large amounts of extra gas if the Government eased rules on what is allowed on the grid.

    Neptune Energy said last year it could have produced an extra 10.7 billion cubic feet if the required calorific value ‑ how much energy is in the gas ‑ was lowered. Executive chairman Sam Laidlaw has now written to Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng to say the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) had already looked at the issue.
    . . .
    “The change could be put in place immediately and remain in place for the gas year 2021-22, which begins in October.”

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1495122/gas-supply-Neptune-Energy-government-rules-calorific-value

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