Liz Truss will sign off on push for more oil well drilling in North Sea if she wins the Conservative leadership election, according to reports that have drawn criticism from environmentalists.
Among the montage public worries about rising electricity bills, policy it is believed that the advisers are discussing proposals for issue up up to 130 new drilling licenses, which typically take nearly three decades to obtain, to produce oil and gas.
business secretaryKwasi Kwarteng and Brexit opportunities Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg met with oil and gas companies to discuss how to ensure power supply this winter, according to the Times.
Negotiations are reportedly about imports more gas from Norway in short term during acceleration up domestic production. The Climate Change Committee has previously stated that this requires an average of 28 years for exploration license for lead to oil and gas production.
The head of Greenpeace UK scientist, Dr Doug Parr, said drilling intensification in the North Sea would do little down energy bills.
“The start of drilling in the North Sea frenzy this is not a plan help bill payers, but gift to fossil fuels giants already making billions from this crisis,” he said.
“New oil and gas can quarter of a century pump out will eventually be sold by global prices and do not have real influence on electricity bills are still fueling the climate crisis.”
He said that Britain’s addiction on gas was one of the factors affecting up bills and called for faster promotional actions new wind and solar projects, and energy efficiency improvements by insulating UK homes, which are among the most leaky in Europe.
He added: “If Liz Truss really wants to help cash-attached households, she should bring in the electricity bill is frozen along with the additional financial support for the poorest households financed in part by proper taxation of astronomical profits of oil and gas companies.
North Sea Route Plan Approaching against background of a continent-wide struggle to ensure gas supplies before winter, after Vladimir Putin began to choke off pipeline flows in the face of geopolitical confrontation over his invasion of Ukraine.
UK relies more strongly on gas than most European countries and has very little storage space once closed of rough structure off Yorkshire coast in 2017. Labor previously named on Truss to explain their role in in government consent to closure of Rude.