Intro by Steve Cook
The featured article below is from The Conservative Woman. It lays out concisely what MUST be done immediately to salvage the economy from the “energy crisis” shipwreck caused by decades of negligence, stupidity and outright sabotage by proxies for the nation’s enemies who now infest the body politic and its bureaucracy.
The article cites the work of Net Zero Watch. Net Zero Watch is a very fine and important website that we highly recommend you explore if you are interested in bringing some sanity and common sense into the hysteria created by the Climate Emergency Psyop.
We have added some emphases.
How to fix the energy cost crisis
ECLIPSED by the national grief over the Queen’s death at the end of last week, the most important paper to date on how to fix the energy cost crisis was published by Net Zero Watch.
Net Zero Watch has published a concise statement of the measures that Liz Truss must take to bring energy prices down in the short term, ones that will prevent further economic meltdown. The accompanying press release to the new paper describes the policies recommended as ‘unapologetically radical’. In fact they are not radical but common sense. The recommendations they set out are unapologetically sane and sensible. The current crisis is the result of two decades of deeply misconceived, extraordinarily risky, hubristic and ill-informed energy policy. Rectifying these errors, they say, will take many years. Matters can begin to improve but only if these sound recommendations are applied immediately. Any attempt to maintain Net Zero ‘business as usual’ will prolong the agony and result in still deeper problems. Amongst the measures Net Zero Watch believes to be mandatory are:
2. Restriction of trade over the gas and electricity interconnectors to the EU to emergency aid and system balancing only.
3. Reduction of the value of the Renewable Obligation certificate to zero (subsidy is unnecessary at current high market prices).
The Government should also pay for replacement of the gas turbines in power stations to improve the efficiency of the electricity industry, give the green light to shale gas drilling, and enable the securing of longer-term gas supply contracts by publicly recognising the centrality of natural gas to the energy system until new nuclear can diversify supply.
Professor Hughes believes that ‘the time for conventional wisdom is over’, that radical measures are required to avoid disaster and that we must get energy prices down ‘rather than pushing the costs on to future generations’. It is astonishing that there remain Conservative Party climate zealots who do not understand this. As Andrew Montford has said, unless the new Prime Minister bites the bullet and undertakes the reforms described in the paper the crisis will rapidly become a catastrophe. The situation is now desperate. Radical action is mandatory.
Gordon Hughes and Andrew Montford’s must-read paper can be found here:
See also, this article
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