“By using the UK’s £15 billion high pressure gas grid, we can start to migrate all our trucks onto CNG,” he stated. “In addition, local shale gas developers will pay UK taxes which can be used to fund a shift to natural gas vehicles, offering a 50% reduction in energy demand and hence CO2 emissions. UK produced shale gas, renewables, CNG for trucks and insulation – together this represents a way forward for the UK to meet its 2050 targets and generate tens of thousands of jobs.”
Furthermore, Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Edward Davey, considered shale gas a promising new potential energy resource for the UK and concluded that the seismic risks associated with fracking can be managed effectively with controls. “My decision is based on the evidence. It comes after detailed study of the latest scientific research available and advice from leading experts in the field,” he said.
Source: DECC & CNG Services.