Map of oil and gas exploration off Laxey

A new report from Bloomberg.com says:

Britain’s Last Big Gas Plants Are Probably Already Being Built

In the north of England about 450 engineers are toiling away to build a new large gas plant. It could be one of Britain’s last…

…Long seen as a crucial bridging fuel in the energy transition, gas can back up intermittent renewable electricity and replace dirtier coal that has all but disappeared from the nation’s power mix. However, as the costs of renewables have plunged, the role of gas in one of Europe’s biggest power markets has come under scrutiny.

Britain’s Last Big Gas Plants Are Probably Already Being Built

In this context, it doesn’t make sense for the Isle of Man Government to allow corporations to drill for oil and gas in Manx waters.