Posts Tagged ‘Ed Davey’

Britain’s New Energy Revolution

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Source:  CCNet:  The Climate Policy Network

 We used to regard natural gas as a transition fuel. We now understand that it is in fact a destination fuel. –British energy minister Charles Hendry, Standpoint Magazine, April 2012

 To the dismay of the Greens and their political, business and media allies, there are signs that Her Majesty’s Government is slowly turning back towards a new dash for gas, the UK has reserves for centuries to come, and exploiting them now would end the recession almost at a stroke. –Alan Jones, 3000 Quads, 29 March 2012

Let me conclude: Can the green lobby win the shale gas argument over environmental objections? I don’t think it can. Ten or 20 years ago it could have won when governments were willing to burn billions, but the economic climate has changed, we’re facing the biggest crisis in decades. No government in the world would give up this opportunity, not even the British government, which is very green indeed. I don’t think they have a leg to stand on when it comes to shale. People will realize that this energy is far less impacting on environments than most other forms of energy. Even wind farms are much more opposed than coal or nuclear power plants. Shale shouldn’t have any big problem and in all likelihood the government will grasp it with both hands. –Benny Peiser, Natural Gas Europe, 25 October 2011 (more…)