No, but I can probably guess.I've been reading a lot of the conspiracy theories about EV technology & patenting. It gets incredibly weird. Governments retain taxation, oil companies get to keep us in their pockets forever..... it's pretty scary.You have seen those various diagrams of who's in and advises the governments and their commercial and industrial concerns have you not? Speaks volumes to me.
I don't get this absolute rejection of the UK getting its own source for fossil fuels. There has to be a balance.The absolute LAST thing we need as a society is yet more dependence on a finite, polluting energy source.
Because we don't need it and even if we did we can't afford to exceed a 2˚C rise in temperature (which is inevitable if we continue burning stuff).I don't get this absolute rejection of the UK getting its own source for fossil fuels.
Unfortunately, only a small minority of people will see any sort of benefit from the proceeds of the gas recovered. I doubt any of it would be directed to the general population, either in the form of renewable tech investment or a reduction in bills....I have to agree LK13. Whilst I don't want us to rely on fossil fuels, we can't afford to ignore them entirely in the short term and to rely on supplies from other countries is shortsighted at best and positively dangerous in the worst case. It shouldn't be about 'more' dependence, it's about security of supply to give us breathing space to plan for a move to greater use of renewables.
I would however like to see some of the money that could be made from shale gas directed towards investment in renewables and incentives for home owners to add pv. I'd also like to see renewable energy technology mandated on new builds. Why are we not demanding every new home has solar panels?