APPG 2030 Ban

Fair Fuel APPG for UK Motorists and UK Hauliers August 2021 Page | 22 The National Grid’s Deception A big thanks to Jeff Molyneux, a very well-researched member of the public, one of hundreds who have done the numbers. Here is his reasoned summary analysis of what the enforced 2030-2035 ban means. FairFuelUK and the ABD have also analysed the economic consequences of dumping ICEs and concur with Jeff’s prodigious cost conclusions shown here, to all our lives. The Government’s unilateral decision to commit UK to 75% reduction in carbon by 2030-2035 will increase our national debt by £2.17 trillion to: £3.5 trillion - that’s a 57% increase – AND worse still, if we use renewables, it will be even higher. Here are the numbers.  2020 Consumption of petrol, diesel, bio diesel, bioethanol was 30,000,000 metric tonnes per year or equal to 30,000,000,000 kilos.  A 75% reduction target by 2030 -2035 or whatever target date is chosen, means finding enough energy to replace 22,500,000,000 kilos of fuel per year.  Petrol energy density is 47.5 MJ/kg and 34.6 MJ/litre; the petrol in a fully fuelled car has the same energy content as a thousand sticks of dynamite. A lithium- ion battery pack has about 0.3 MJ/kg and about 0.4 MJ/litre. Petrol thus has about 100 times the energy density of a lithium-ion battery.  The highest energy content fuel is hydrogen, which is also the simplest chemical component in existence. Petrol, derived from refining crude oil, contains much more energy than coal (twice than the lower grade bituminous) or wood (three times).  The average energy density of the fuels: petrol, diesel, bio diesel, bioethanol is 12,500-watt hours per kilo, that is 281,250,000,000,000-watt hours/year = 281.25 trillion-watt hours/ year.  Considering one nuclear power station generates annual output of about 8twh to the new Hinkley C’s predicted very welcomed 25twh/year, means 12 to 35 nuclear power stations are required to offset the 75% reduction in petrol and diesel.  A nuclear power station unit costs £10 billion to £50 billion to build, so 12 to 35 nuclear power stations could cost up 350,000,000,000 (£350 billion) to an eye watering £1,750,000,000,000 (£1.75 trillion) - UK national debt in April 2021 was £2.17 trillion. SL from King's Lynn said: "A couple of years ago, the anti-motoring Transport for London stated that 27 new nuclear power stations would have to be built to power all electric transport, the Government is struggling to get 1 completed, meanwhile in the last few weeks, the laughable wind power that they dream is going to do the job has, for a 3-week period, just about managed 1% of the UK’s needs. Electricity prices will go through the roof, industry will collapse, and people will suffer and die because of the cold, not to mention the devastating effect on millions of jobs." 16,000 additional wind turbines required to power the British EV fleet. Before Net Zero was conceived the UK was facing electricity shortfalls with the "lights going out" any time soon regardless of any growth in the economy. It is pertinent to reflect in recent years in Germany too, they are having to keep conventional generating capacity online fully fired up to replace failing "renewable" sources when there were too many clouds, insufficient wind or not enough sunshine at a cost of €billions. According to Professor Jack Ponton of Edinburgh University, an additional 16,000 wind turbines covering 90,000 square kilometres (35,000 square miles) will be required to charge Britain’s electric cars if Britain converts to an all-electric car fleet. The figures are simply staggering and will bankrupt UK Plc.