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Government must make shale gas development a matter of national security

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London, 22 September – Net Zero Watch has called on the Government to declare shale gas development a matter of national security.

Welcoming the lifting of the moratorium on shale gas operations in the UK today, Net Zero Watch director Dr. Benny Peiser said that this was ‘an important first step on the road back to energy security’ but warned that national security measures were necessary to get the industry back on track in the short term.

Dr. Peiser said:

Twenty years of failed energy policy needs to be reversed in short order, so the government needs to be operating on an energy emergency footing.”

Urgent next steps include:

Dr. Peiser said:

In light of a worsening energy cost and security crisis that may last for years, the government needs to urgently look at exploiting all domestic energy resources.”

Actions for consideration are:

Net Zero Watch has published a short plan, showing how the Government could save households £1500 per year, starting this winter, with a further £1200 per household possible the following winter.

via Net Zero Watch

Thursday 22nd September 2022

Government must make shale gas development a matter of national security – Net Zero Watch

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