There will come a time to stop oil and gas exploration, but it isn't now.

I want to see Britain have a sustainable mix of low-carbon energy sources with the main components being renewables and Nuclear.

Britain has already almost entirely phased out the use of coal for power generation, and power stations like Drax have been repurposed to use more sustainable fuels.

There will come a time when we can substantially reduce the amount of oil and gas we use. But it is grossly irresponsible and premature to suggest that the time to stop all oil and gas exploration in the North Sea will come in the this parliament or the next one.

Sir Keir Starmer's promise to promise an end to oil and gas exploration is not just premature, but as daft as anything Corbyn came up with.


 

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