Jersey Gas is claiming that the creation of the electricity imported by the JEC from Europe causes more pollution than States environmental experts assert. The gas company has also alleged that the electricity is more expensive than other fuels.
However, the JEC has dismissed both claims and the Planning and Environment Department agrees that the Island’s imported electricity is a clean fuel.
Next week the States is to be asked to resolve the dispute between Jersey Gas and the Planning and Environment department about the carbon footprint of the electricity supply.
Deputy Paul Le Claire has tabled a proposal asking politicians to vote to sanction an independent study to establish once and for all the effects of imported electricity on the environment.