Greenpeace: Osborne needs to end ‘dash for gas’

Greenpeace has called on Chancellor George Osborne to address the UK’s reliance on gas after it emerged that the Foreign Office is concerned piracy and terrorism could threaten Britain’s energy supply.

Soaring gas prices, families struggling with bills, and now very serious concerns about threats to supply – what more will it take for Chancellor George Osborne to admit defeat over his dash for gas?

To increase UK reliance on gas is clearly folly, yet this is exactly what Osborne’s gas strategy proposes.

– Leila Deen, Greenpeace energy campaigner

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Rising energy bills warning

Energy bills are set to rise because Britain will become more reliant on energy imports to fill a shortfall in domestic production, the industry watchdog has warned. Ofgem said supplies are on a "rollercoaster" and heading "downhill fast".