Press

GMB Congratulates National Grid for Realising What We've Known for Years – Britain Needs Gas

Posted by OilVoice Press - OilVoice

13-Mar-2018


Now National Grid has woken up and smelt the coffee – maybe our Government will follow suit

GMB has congratulated National Grid for slowly but surely realising what GMB has been saying for years – that Britain Needs Gas.

In a new report, entitled 'The Future of Gas: How gas can support a low carbon future', the grid says that it is not feasible to switch over to electric heating on the scale required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 80 per cent of 1990 levels by the middle of this century. [1]

This is entirely consistent with what GMB has been saying for years - gas heats 85% of UK homes and provides nearly half of our electricity so we need to make sure our supply is safe, secure, and in our own hands.

Stuart Fegan, GMB National Officer, said:

“It's very gratifying to see National Grid finally come round to what we've been saying for years.

“Gas heats 85% of UK homes and provides nearly half of our electricity and we need to make sure our supply is safe, secure, and in our own hands.

“In the real world gas is going to be needed to heat our homes for a long time to come whilst we transition to a low carbon economy.

"Now National Grid has woken up and smelt the coffee – maybe our Government might follow suit.

"I wrote to Claire Perry MP [Minister for Energy and Clean Growth] in the aftermath of the gas security alert issued by the Grid on Thursday 1st March calling for an urgent inquiry alongside other notable trade associations regarding our future security of gas and price volatility.

"I have yet to receive a reply."

GMBNational GridgasUnited KingdomUK

More items from oilvoice


Adoption of Autonomous Vehicles Could Increase U.S. Transportation Energy Consumption

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2018 Autonomous Vehicles: Uncertainties and Energy Implications Autonomous vehicles are one of the main sources of uncertainty in the future of U.S. transportation energy consumption, as autonomous vehicle technology has ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 3 hours agoOpinion > United StatesUSEIA +3

FACTBOX: China Threatens 25% Tariff on US Energy, Agricultural Products

The trade war between the US and China escalated on Saturday with China threatening an additional 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of US goods, including energy and agricultural products, in response to President Donald Trump's decision to place similar tariffs on the same annual value of Chinese p ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 3 hours agoOpinion > ChinaUnited StatesUS +10

Senex Partners With Jemena to Bring Project Atlas Gas to the Domestic Market in Late 2019

Senex Energy Limited (Senex, ASX: SXY) today announced it has executed agreements with major infrastructure operator Jemena to partner on the accelerated development of Project Atlas. Key points: Following the successful conclusion of a competitive bid process, Senex has partnered wi ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 9 hours agoPress > SenexSenex EnergyAustralia +4

Santos: Barossa Project Awards FEED Contracts

Santos today announced further progress on the front end engineering and design (FEED) phase of the Barossa offshore project with the award of three major engineering contracts. Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Kevin Gallagher said “These contracts reaffirm Barossa's positi ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 9 hours agoPress > SantosFEEDContract +3

Baker Hughes, a GE company Wins Large Scope in Equinor’s Drilling and Well Services Contract

HOUSTON & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 18, 2018-- Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE) announced today that the company was awarded an integrated well services contract to support a large proportion of Equinor's drilling and well construction activities in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 10 hours agoPress > Baker HughesGEEquinor +6
All posts from oilvoice