Windy Flag Waving
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.