Tagged: Energy Policy

CCS – a failing pipe dream

CCS – a failing pipe dream

In order to justify the dash for gas, the Government is relying on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to allow them to claim that shale gas will not breach existing commitments to climate change gas emission reductions. The problem is that for all their waffle, it just isn’t happening As...

Lights Out ????

Lights Out ????

The continued unusually cold weather conditions also prompted so-called “experts” to renew their scaremongering about Britain’s gas running out. We were given two weeks of continuing cold weather before rationing was implemented. Earlier in the week OFGEM had reported that the ‘Big Six’ energy companies will make a record profit...

Why Osborne and Davey Are Wrong. Very Wrong.

Why Osborne and Davey Are Wrong. Very Wrong.

Green MP Caroline Lucas pointed out the potential impact of Ed Davey’s announcement on energy prices, reminding him that the only two nuclear power stations under construction in Europe currently were billions of pounds and years over budget. The only benefit would be to French taxpayers, at the expense of...

Radio 4 – Shale gas’s latest PR recruit?

Radio 4 – Shale gas’s latest PR recruit?

This morning on Radio 4 I woke up to hear a bizarre item in which Simon Jack gave 3 minutes of air time to an energy company boss who spouted PR unchallenged for the entire piece. He wasn’t seriously questioned and no opposing view was provided for balance 0716 Business...