Continue Net Zero business as usual and preside over the worst energy crisis in British history, Tory candidates are warned

Posted: July 12, 2022 by oldbrew in climate, Energy, net zero, Politics
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Choose between common sense and climate ideas that don’t work, basically.
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To assess how serious each candidate in the Conservative leadership contest regards the ‘cataclysmic’ energy cost crisis Britain is facing, Net Zero Watch is sending a list of key questions to all candidates to find out where they stand on each of these pressing cost issues.

Dear leadership hopefuls,

As Martin Lewis is warning about a ‘cataclysmic’ energy crisis which threatens to drive up to 10 million people into real poverty this winter, will you put the energy cost and security of supply crisis at the top of the government’s reform agenda?

Will you commission a cost-benefit analysis on current Net Zero plans?

Will you pause all Net Zero plans that are aggravating the energy crisis?

Will you suspend all green levies on energy bills to reduce the energy cost crisis?

Will you cancel constraint payments, and compel wind and solar generators to pay for their own balancing costs, thus incentivising them to self-dispatch only when economic?

Will you remove all fiscal and other disincentives to shale gas exploration to increase domestic production levels?

Will you review carbon taxation on electricity generation in order to provide consumer relief and ensure security of supply?

Will you review all policy initiatives directed towards the 2050 Net Zero target, including the Carbon Budgets, the heat pump targets, and the overly ambitious timetable for the ban on petrol and diesel engines, in light of the energy crisis?

We look forward to your responses.

Full Net Zero Watch press release here.

Comments
  1. Saighdear says:

    well, listening to parts of the news ( so boring & repetitive ) I didn’t hear much about this ….indeed, Looking at the news, ( busy sorting out other problems ) I could / SHOULD HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN for thinking I was in a foreign land …. as for Interest rates and taxation ? All a catastrophe of their own making. Reduce energy costs and we’re ALL happy.

  2. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Net zero is a very stupid idea and anyone who believes in it should stop exhaling CO2, right now.

  3. JohnA says:

    What disappoints me is that Labour are also incapable of independent thinking and or don’t want to listen to those who do know now better and hence they are also not allowing a public discussion on this very very serous matter. Its that serious that unless it is resolved ASAP I believe it will lead to Word War and or the use of WMD. I include this site and many of its contributors as people who do know what they are talking about.

  4. oldbrew says:

    There aren’t and won’t be any government policies to control the amount of global cloud cover. Obsessing about CO2 is a massive waste of time, effort and money but provides excuses for certain policies.

    The radiative effect of cloud changes brings the greatest uncertainty into the projected magnitude of future global warming.
    https://assets.researchsquare.com/files/rs-1377524/v1_covered.pdf?c=1646321914
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    UK Approves 25% Windfall Tax On Oil And Gas Producers
    Jul 12, 2022

    In the midst of an energy crisis that is engulfing Europe due to Russia’s war on Ukraine and subsequent Western sanctions, the UK windfall tax is meant to ease the cost of living for British residents.

    https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/UK-Approves-25-Windfall-Tax-On-Oil-And-Gas-Producers.html

    But big price hikes in gas were already happening *before* the war started!

    The energy crisis in Europe—which, contrary to the popular narrative, began long before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine—has shown that when European countries don’t have enough gas, they turn to coal and fuel oil.
    https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/07/13/europe-eu-energy-crisis-war-russia-ukraine-gas-oil-coal-nuclear-germany/?tpcc=recirc_latestanalysis062921

  5. Paul Vaughan says:

    current British PM: absolutely unacceptable
    last ones and next ones: same

    London politicians are a global nightmare.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Net zero fan Hunt exited the UK PM contest today.

    A few other contenders, and ex-contenders, seem to have offered to slow things down a bit.
    https://climatechangedispatch.com/uk-pm-candidates-vow-to-scrap-green-energy-net-zero-targets/

  7. tallbloke says:

  8. oldbrew says:

    JUL 14, 2022
    Woke Companies Demand UK PM Candidates Keep Net Zero Nightmare

    A cavalcade of woke corporations including Coca-Cola, Amazon, and Unilever has called on the Conservative party leadership candidates vying to become the next prime minister of the United Kingdom to keep Boris Johnson’s leftist ‘Net Zero’ green agenda.
    . . .
    Kemi Badenoch has branded the Net Zero agenda as “unilateral economic disarmament,” and that “too many policies, like net zero targets, set up with no thought to the effects on industries in the poorer parts of this country.”

    https://climatechangedispatch.com/woke-companies-demand-uk-pm-candidates-keep-net-zero-nightmare/

  9. oldbrew says:

    Warm weather wind flop…

  10. BigWaveDave says:

    From where does the other 8.5% of GB’s energy come?

  11. oldbrew says:

    Dave – good point.

    A random check here today – http://gridwatch.org.uk/adverts/barchart-advert.png – only added to about 90% 🤔

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