02 Dec '12, 7am

UK to Shift Focus from Renewable Energy to Natural Gas | Peak Oil

UK to Shift Focus from Renewable Energy to Natural Gas The UK government has finally released its long overdue energy policy, and it seems that Chancellor George Osborne won. The problems that were facing the coalition decision makers in regards to setting the new energy bill were three fold: 1. Sufficient power must be available to meet demand. 2. Energy bills must not increase too much. 3. Carbon Emissions cannot increase in order to stick to pre-set targets, in fact they need to fall. Meeting all three has not been an easy task, and it is made harder by two decades of under-investment in the nation’s energy infrastructure. To start with the three factors must be prioritised. The lights must stay on, that is obvious; and by law the carbon emissions must begin to decrease. That just leaves cost as the only option that could show a bit of give. Unfortunately that bit of gi...

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