During the summer, I read an informative article posted by Natural Gas World, titled “UK Going Green in the Dark”
I agree, gas has and must continue to play a role in providing a reliable and flexible energy supply for the UK. Providing a constant base-load and back-up to the intermittent nature of wind and solar power, gas is offsetting coal-fired generation and our retiring nuclear generators.
The reality is that in order to meet both regular and peak electricity demand, the UK needs more, not less gas powered generation.
With an increasing reliance on imports from the continent it is also critical that we invest in gas storage solutions and maximise the economic recovery of our national gas resources. In doing so we can develop cleaner and more efficient technologies as well as carbon capture and storage, which can be at the forefront of the global energy transition and a cleaner2greener™ future.
Will our government’s anticipated new White Paper on energy policy lend its support to the gas2wire initiative?