jcw2016 - 35% of Europe's gas comes from Russia, while 38% of the UK's gas comes from Europe.... BG link below. Gas is a traded commodity and what happens on the other side of the Northern hemisphere does affect us. Once we are out of Europe,
Why would any Russian shenanigans have an effect on us? The only gas lines that are connected to the UK are from Norway,Holland and Belgium. Norway has absolutely no connections to Russian pipelines, however, Holland and Belgium do, but Holland hasn't purchased any gas from Russia in 3 years,and as for Belgium it's 1% of their needs from Russia. Latest figures show the pencentage of gas imports from Holland and Belgium to the UK,is less than 1% of our own requirements. The UK produces over half of its gas needs from its own shores,but of course this runs out sooner or later. Till then,the majority of our imported Gas comes from the Middle East,USA,( both LNG imports ), and Norway . And the sooner we cut our Middle East ties,the better. I'd rather deal with Norway and the States for any imports we do require,with the continuation and growth of having our own independent industry.GLA. Be a while yet till the tail wags again. Long live the dead dog.
I would totally agree... Once we are out of the single market, there is a good chance that those gas pipelines from the continent will quickly become restricted, with any Russian gas market shenanigans. We all know that the UK doesn't have very much emergency gas storage capacity.
... power tonight (<2% of the country's needs). Presumably solar isn't doing so well either. Thankfully CCGT is providing over half of our needs (54%). What are we going to do when the dirty coal (19% of tonight's power) plants shutdown and the next gen nuclear plants haven't come online yet. http://gridwatch.co.uk/ ... Food for thought really. GLA, Merchant
I am of the opinion that the Charity Commission could still act against FoE if they are engaged in political activity, or misleading the public. In the event, the CC could remove their charitable status because it is clear that they are using their charitable title in activities not compatible with the Regulation of charitable bodies . In truth, though, the Charity Commission are very slow to (if at all) act against a Charity. My feeling is that, firstly, the CC has to be approached to ask them to rule against FoE. If they decline to act, then legal research would have to be taken to ascertain if the CC are a public body. Since at the very top they appear have Government direction and ultimate control, then they could be judged to be a Public Body, if so that would leave the CC open to a Judicial Review and they would make them explain why they have not acted . But we are talking big bucks
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