Energy rationing ‘inevitable’ under BoJo’s green pressure, warns Lord Frost

The far-left green agenda goal of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government to cut carbon emissions to “net zero” by 2050 will result in energy rationing, Lord David Frost has warned.

The belief that Britain committed the “original sin” of launching the industrial revolution and thereby polluting the planet has led the nominally Conservative government to adopt an unachievable green policy that will ultimately result in future energy rationing, it predicted. the former top Brexit negotiator.

“Either the net-zero target should evolve, or there should be mandatory demand control and rationing,” Lord Frost wrote in The Telegraph

The former Brexit negotiator, who resigned from government over disagreements with Johnson over coronavirus lockdowns and the green agenda, warned that the limitations on battery storage options will make it difficult for people and businesses to transition to so-called renewables. such as wind or sun.

“Battery technology isn’t good enough, so you have to run a parallel gas network, and less efficient than gas alone, because you have to turn it on and off when the wind is blowing. Obviously that will be more expensive, and it will be more the more renewables you have. Therefore, it is simply not true to say that “gas is expensive and wind is free” as so many do,” explains Frost.

While noting that the world “could be lucky” with the advent of fusion power, which has yet to be realized, Frost responded by admitting that the government hasn’t shown enough interest in investing fully in traditional nuclear power anyway.

Alternatively, the Brexiteer said the goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions could be achieved by reducing energy demand through efficiency measures such as insulating households, though he noted the costs would be high. : “£25-30bn a year until 2050 (5-6p on income tax unless people have to pay for themselves).”

Lord Frost concluded: “I don’t like poverty, I don’t like artificial limits to human ambitions and possibilities, and if you don’t have enough energy, you get a lot of both. That is why we now have to change course. We need an energy policy that delivers power, at an acceptable cost, when we need it – because an advanced economy without it won’t last.”

The government’s Minister for Affairs and Energy, Kwasi Kwarteng, is expected to announce a decision on the future of fracking in Britain amid the ongoing energy crisis across Europe.

According to the government’s own estimates, the natural gas reserves at Bowland Shale could provide energy for 50 years if used today.

Nevertheless, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has so far refused to lift the moratorium on fracking, which was put in place over questionable concerns about causing earthquakes, with Kwarteng merely launching a review to examine whether the government could do so.

Although the UK is much less dependent on Russian energy than its European counterparts, fuel and energy prices have still skyrocketed.

It is estimated that the price cap for household energy will be raised again to £3,000 in October, which could lead to inflation as high as 11 percent, according to the Bank of England.

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