New North Sea licences will ensure energy security, says Energy Minister Andrew Bowie

NEW licences for oil and fuel exploration within the North Sea will guarantee vitality safety for the UK, in line with Vitality Minister Andrew Bowie.

He advised GB Information: “We’re saying these new licences within the North Sea with extra to come back, which is able to guarantee our vitality safety transferring ahead.

“It means we’ll be much less reliant on hostile international actors for our vitality baseload for the fossil fuels that we’re going to be counting on for some years to come back, which is able to imply that we’re actually decreasing our CO2 emissions by not importing these fossil fuels.

“However the announcement on future and additional carbon seize and storage tasks signifies that we’ll be taking that carbon dioxide out of the environment and storing it underneath the North Sea, which signifies that attending to web zero will likely be extra achievable. So it’s a win-win.”

In a dialogue throughout Breakfast with Stephen Dixon and Ellie Costello, he mentioned that nuclear energy will even have an important function sooner or later.

Mr Bowie mentioned: “It was solely two weeks in the past that we launched Nice British Nuclear, we launched our small modular reactor competitors, we’re urgent ahead at tempo with Hinkley Level C, with Sizewell C…

“The way in which to get to a clear, safe and secure vitality baseload is to speculate at scale in new nuclear tasks and that’s why we’re saying what we did just some weeks in the past.

“We’d like extra of it and that’s what this authorities is set to attain.”

On web zero, he mentioned: “The Prime Minister has been completely clear that we are going to be phasing out new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2030 however that doesn’t imply that you just’re not going to have the ability to drive present petrol or diesel vehicles on the highway.

“We predict this is a vital a part of our web zero dedication and we’re sticking to it.”

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