Russia/Ukraine Crisis Means Shale Gas Now Britain’s Number 1 Domestic Energy Security Weapon Against The Cost Of Living Crisis – Lois Perry, CAR26
Lois Perry, director of CAR26 says: “With the Russia/Ukraine crisis creating uncertainty, shale gas is now Britain’s number 1 domestic energy security weapon against the Cost of Living crisis”.
Miss Perry is behind the UK Government Petition to ‘End the Ban on Fracking’.
In the petition, Miss Perry argues: “We want the Government to allow shale gas to proceed in England, and implement planning reforms to enable shale gas developments.”
The petition states: “Shale gas could increase the availability of cheap local energy at a time of record prices squeezing living standards and leading to inflation and higher interest rates.”
It goes on: “Government policy currently forbids access to these resources. This policy should be reversed”.
Miss Perry says: “New cleaner extraction techniques mean that extracting shale gas is now safe for our water supply and safe for our children.”
“New surface coating techniques can control the corrosion and dissolution rates of components in ‘unconventional’ oil and gas systems,” she says.
Speaking at the last CAR26 Forum, Reform UK leader Richard Tice said: “It’s really important that people appreciate that the assets under our feet, that I call Treasure, that’s worth, conservatively, give or take a Trillion pounds, is half our national debt.”
“People [still] think this asset is fracking, but shale gas is not”.
Miss Perry says: “Cleaner technologies mean that shale gas can be extracted safely without poisoning our waters or our children”.
The Prime Minister has acknowledged there was “merit” in the temporary “use of hydrocarbons in this country”.
Conservative Steve Baker MP, the former Brexit Minister said: “Boris should immediately stop the concreting in of current shale gas wells and go for gas with all the vigour of a national war effort”.
Just prior to COP26, Lois Perry commissioned the YouGov survey which indicated that 58% of Brits, who expressed an opinion, want a Carbon Net-Zero referendum.