Boris Johnson warned he won’t survive continued ban of UK shale gas 

Posted: June 15, 2022 by oldbrew in Energy, government, Accountability, ideology, fracking, Critique
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Plans to keep 1,2 or maybe 3 coal-fired power stations on standby over winter look somewhat threadbare for a population of around 70 million, as the gas crisis rages on. Meanwhile politicians cling to their climate saver fantasies.
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London, 15 June – Net Zero Watch is calling on Boris Johnson to stop dithering on UK shale gas, in the face of a sharp intensification of Britain’s energy crisis.

In recent days, UK natural gas prices have risen 25% in response to a fire at a major US LNG facility, which will severely reduce the supply for many months to come.

In addition, political turmoil has caused Libyan production to almost grind to a halt while Russia has announced to curtail gas exports to Europe.

But despite the risk of a looming energy cost and supply disaster later this year, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has rejected a petition calling on the Government to start exploiting UK onshore gas resources.

Net Zero Watch director, Dr Benny Peiser, says this shows the Government remains the prisoner of green fanatics.

The dithering response from BEIS is divorced from a harsh reality. We should be using every means at our disposal to alleviate the energy crisis, not just the ones that are acceptable in the green clique that surrounds Kwasi Kwarteng and Boris Johnson.

Make no mistake, if people find themselves unable to heat their homes and pay their bills next winter, Boris Johnson and his green ideologues won’t survive the political fallout.”

Net Zero Watch press release here.

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    Meanwhile in Australia…

    Lack of sunshine and wind is blamed as electricity market is SUSPENDED in unprecedented action as prices soar and mass blackouts loom due to freezing winter conditions
    15 June 2022

    The operator blamed planned and unexpected coal power station outages, scheduled transmission outages, the early onset of winter and periods of low wind and solar output for the crisis.
    . . .
    About 60 per cent of Australia’s electricity comes from coal while 32 per cent comes from renewable sources.

    Of the renewables, solar makes up about 37 per cent and wind 36 per cent, meaning the nation can be left short of power when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow as much as usual.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10918309/Electricity-market-SUSPENDED-low-solar-wind-output.html
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    ‘early onset of winter and periods of low wind and solar output’ — aka the weather 🙄

    Low solar output? As *winter* arrives in Oz – hello?

  2. […] Boris Johnson warned he won’t survive continued ban of UK shale gas  […]

  3. stpaulchuck says:

    There is so much good science refuting the global warming “crisis” that is being deliberately ignored in favor of massive kickbacks for windmills and solar arrays, along with one more excuse to reduce our personal freedoms.

    The media is complicit in this scam. They can keep beating the public about the head and shoulders with the CAGW boogeyman. I believe most of the public has figured it out but are intimidated by the idea of not being liked by their Kool Aid drinking neighbors and family.

  4. Gamecock says:

    “Make no mistake, if people find themselves unable to heat their homes and pay their bills next winter, Boris Johnson and his green ideologues won’t survive the political fallout.”

    I don’t know that Britain has a viable alternative. All parties embrace greenism to some extent. Vote BoJo out . . . then what? Dan Hannan? Farage? Keir Starmer?

  5. Spirit of the wind says:

    This coming winter will be harsh for a majority of British people hopefully it will be the final straw for the electoral strangle hold the ConLab Uniparty has had over this nation for decades, decades of government by Corporate puppets not serving the interests of those they were Democractically elected to serve, their voters.
    Reform have just been handed an open goal, this time the stage is set and they will start to make major gains as more and more people realise the Undemocratic Uniparty are no longer fit to govern.
    Unfortuntely It had to come to this first.

  6. Chaswarnertoo says:

    His sex life won’t survive allowing fracking. Princess Nut Nut wants the plebs to all drive Teslas.

  7. oldbrew says:

    JUN 14, 2022.
    Why Wind And Solar Will Never Meet The World’s Energy Needs

    Here’s the reality.

    Oil, natural gas, and coal provide 84% of the world’s energy. That’s down just two percentage points from twenty years ago.

    And oil still powers nearly 97% of all global transportation.

    Contrary to headlines claiming that we’re rapidly transitioning away from fossil fuels, it’s just not happening. Two decades and five trillion dollars of governments “investing” in green energy and we’ve barely moved the needle.

    https://climatechangedispatch.com/why-wind-and-solar-will-never-meet-the-worlds-energy-needs/

  8. Johna says:

    Its a real shame BJ is irresponsible as he’s the kind of guy you want to have batting for you. But if he would take head of those who know better he would soon realise that the sensible thing to do is have a proper strategic energy mix which would include UK mined thermal coal. Generally speaking keep the large coal generators on spinning yoyo but the main use of coal is gasification combined heat and power. and that can be incorporated with district heating and piped exhaust to suitable out of city locations for disposal to atmosphere of pure co2.- also plant food tee-offs to boost food production and other co2 uses eg fertilises etc. Fracking might be ok in certain places too but with coal use we can keep what’s left of our gas and oil as oil can also be made form coal. Coal reserves are vast and easy to mine with thick seams. The future must however be nuclear fusion – its just if it can work? 102 years R&D and counting!

  9. pochas94 says:

    Here’s an idea. Stop spending on windmills and photocells and provide incentives for increasing fossil fueled energy.

  10. oldbrew says:

    Johna – there won’t be any UK coal-fired power stations after 2024 under current plans. Only 3 active ones now.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_active_coal-fired_power_stations_in_the_United_Kingdom#List_of_active_power_stations
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    Centrica files application to reopen ‘Britain’s biggest’ gas storage site

    The Rough site has the capacity to store enough to cover the UK’s needs for ten days

    https://www.energylivenews.com/2022/06/10/centrica-files-application-to-reopen-britains-biggest-gas-storage-site/

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