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Windy Flag Waving

Tory patriotism fuels wind energy ad campaign | Environment | guardian.co.uk

England expects every Tory to do their duty and support British wind power. That is the unmistakeable message of a new advertising campaign with a union flag and wind turbine appearing in the right-of-centre Spectator magazine this Thursday.

The use of patriotism is the latest tactic in an increasingly bitter war of words between Conservative party backbenchers and those committed to low-carbon energy....

Ian Mays, chief executive of Renewable Energy Systems (RES) one of the backers of the British Wind campaign, said...""Gas prices have trebled in Europe over the last decade and there is no reason to think they will decrease in future years. Shale gas has benefited the US but is only expected to play a modest role in Britain by 2025...."

"Last refuge of a scoundrel" and all that, some of us aren't so pessimistic about shale gas.

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"some of us aren't so pessimistic about shale gas"

You should be, you won't be allowed to drill for it. To save Gaia and progressive's feelings about it.

"Shale gas has benefited the US [because production was on private lands with pre-existing licenses not stopped by their National Government] but is only expected to play a modest role in Britain by 2025 [because we will not allow it, or pipelines, until about 2022]..."

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