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The Root of the Energy Crisis

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My article for The Daily Mail:Had it not been so exceptionally calm in the run up to this autumn equinox, one could call the energy crisis a perfect storm.

Wind farms stand idle for days on end, a fire interrupts a vital cable from France, a combination of post-Covid economic recovery and Russia tightening supply means the gas price has shot through the roof – and so the market price of both home heating and electricity is rocketing.But the root of the crisis lies in the monomaniacal way in which this government and its recent predecessors have pursued decarbonisation at the expense of other priorities including reliability and affordability of energy.It is almost tragi-comic that this crisis is happening while Boris Johnson is in New York,.

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