Let’s make this clear. This isn’t a choice between renewables and natural gas. LLE are as Green as anyone else. We live in London, love our air, our water and our children just like you. We want what you want.
We think the energy transition includes renewables, efficiency, smart meters, nuclear – and natural gas, especially in heat.
We don’t like coal. Not in the UK, not in the US, not in Germany, not in Poland, not in China, not in India – not anywhere. Using the gas under our feet releases gas for sale to people not as fortunate as we are.
We’re already lucky enough to be citizens of the greatest city on earth. Our own natural gas resources make us luckier still.
This isn’t a competition between energy sources. Renewables, efficiency and natural gas; It’s a recipe. Not a menu. We have to eat the whole thing.
Different strokes for different folks. 100% renewables where that works. Efficiency is great but we’re going to hit the floor at some point. You don’t go on a low-carb diet by starving to death.
Zero Carbon Electricity by 2030? Sounds good to us. We want to have 40% lower carbon heat TODAY!
Like the man says, “Oil wells are always interesting things, whether they’re in London, Texas or anywhere in the world. Oil wells are mighty interesting things”
The Willesden #1 well didn’t find any oil, unlike the 1912 White Heather Laundry well 500 meters away. It did find natural gas, which unfortunately was considered useless in 1947. There was no natural gas market in Europe until the Netherlands discovered huge quantities of gas in 1958.
Willesden #1 was the last well they drilled. The oil and the gas are still there, pointing to what our geologists believe to be an entirely new oil and gas province literally under the feet of a market using 9 Billion Cubic Meters of natural gas a year. Nowhere more exotic than London Underground Fare Zone 3.