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Err, right

According to the new chancellor, fracking won’t produce more gas for many years and won’t cut energy bills. Fracking is a failed industry. What’s missing from the government’s plans is support for the real, quick and inexpensive solutions: insulating people’s homes to cut bills and removing unfair planning barriers so we can reap the benefits of low-cost onshore wind and solar power. We will all — apart from the energy companies — pay the price for the government’s detachment from reality.
Tony Bosworth, Friends of the Earth campaigner, London SW9

Funny how the planning laws are only unfair when they apply to stuff he likes.

16 thoughts on “Err, right”

  1. The government is ‘detached from reality’, says elderly weirdo who thinks hurricanes are Gaia’s wrath for you having central heating.

    The fracking industry has ‘failed’, says man who produces nothing of value while free riding on a complex technological society whose wealth is built on cheap energy.

  2. According to S&P Global:-

    A number of UK shale gas developers pledged Sept. 8 to resume work quickly at their onshore sites following the UK government’s move to lift the moratorium on fracking.

    The government said Sept. 8 it would lift the moratorium as part of a new domestic energy security push, adding that first gas flows were possible within six months.

    So according to FoE, the new chancellor disagrees with the unnamed government source. Maybe we should just go ahead with the fracking, just in case Mr Bosworth and the new chancellor have got it wrong?

  3. Your’re right Davidsb.

    If only fracking hadn’t been stopped in the first place, we wouldn’t have this problem. So we might as well start it up now.

    After all who knows. We might bugger things up in the future as badly as we’ve done in the past.

  4. Maybe we should just go ahead with the fracking, just in case Mr Bosworth and the new chancellor have got it wrong?

    The quantity, and vociferousness, of nonsensical complaints against fracking indicates they’re afraid it’ll be a big success. It’s been a miracle for the American economy, their experience of this century so far would’ve been much poorer without shale gas. Progressives will never forgive them for lowering the cost of living for proles, they rewarded the hydraulic fracturing industry’s achievements by telling outrageous lies about flaming kitchen taps and poisoned water tables.

    It’s not fracking they’re against, it’s prosperity for the masses they mean to stop.

  5. @Steve. Indeed, the left hates the working classes and their every utterance tells us this, yet still those same people vote for representatives who actively despise them and want to make their lives worse. Cognitive dissonance?

  6. That’s the argument people including Nick Clegg were using ten years ago. “It’s pointless building new power stations because they won’t be available until 2022.” link

  7. The alarming thing is that we’ve tried the unicorn farts idea, the results are in, yet, even in the face of starvation and freezing the climate nutters are determined we must continue.

    They’re far more dangerous than I thought. It’s been obvious for some time that reason wasn’t going to work, but continuing in the face of facts I had NOT expected.

    I can’t co-exist with these fuckers – I’m off to warmer climes.

  8. Not only should we start fracking ASAP but the ‘community support’ provision should be removed and any protestors be treated like domestic terrorists – after all, even the Islamist headchoppers only want to take over our civilisation, not destroy it.

    Even under the deranged Net Zero ‘plan’, substantial gas is required for years to come.

  9. I can’t co-exist with these fuckers – I’m off to warmer climes release the lions.

    Fixed it for you.

    .
    Extinction Rebellion twats have said they will still cause disruption during the late Queen’s funeral. This might prove interesting.

  10. Longrider – true, normies are horribly complacent, but they didn’t create the two party scam.

    PJF – from your keyboard to God’s ear x

  11. The quantity, and vociferousness, of nonsensical complaints against fracking indicates they’re afraid it’ll be a big success.

    Ask yourself which country has most to lose if large-scale fracking proves successful in Europe? (Hint: the same country has a very effective Internet disinformation operation.)

  12. According to the new chancellor, fracking won’t produce more gas for many years

    Yet Frack firms say ‘We can have gas flowing in three months, let us frack’

    And they’ve been telling Gov’t this since gas price started to surge some 16 months ago, long before Russia/Ukraine

    I said green, woke Kwasi was a bad choice, John Redwood or Lord Frost should be chancellor. Box ticking by Truss?

    Truss should enact an emergency law that permits all sites to start immediately and planning etc bypassed

  13. It’s also well known that the anti nuke movement in the USA was sponsored by Big Oil in the 60s and 70s.
    Moral of the story: The Science is what suits the interests of commerce.

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