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.
Our increasing reliance on gas leaves the UK more reliant on an energy supply from a very dangerous part of the world.
So what is behind the new urgency in the warnings about keeping the lights on?
The boss of energy regulator Ofgem has warned that the looming shutdown of several coal power plants will raise energy bills further.