Don’t these people think?
The UK is by no means the only Western government that currently finds itself wedged between the rock of energy security and the hard place of its commitment to net zero. Huge progress has been made on renewable technologies but they are a very long way from fulfilling the world’s energy needs.
There is a way out of the bind. Yes, it is expensive, but the alternative, as we are seeing now, could easily be far more costly. We need to go nuclear.
Somewhere between 10 and 20 years for a single new plant to come online. That’s not a solution.
On the other hand fracking the Bowland Shale would be providing feed into the gas network in what, 12 to 18 months?
Plus, nuclear doesn’t solve the fertiliser nor CO2 shortages.
Should’a gone fracking.
Actually, should go fracking, that’s the solution.