Getting giddy over shale won’t do much to keep the lights on

Telegraph: Next month the Government will produce a map of the best places in Britain to drill for shale gas. A lot of politicians – Conservatives in particular – will hate it. The latest data will confirm what is already well known: that the country’s vast onshore reserves are buried not just in the “desolate North” so unfortunately described by George Osborne’s father-in-law, but under vast tracts of southern Tory shires, in Sussex and elsewhere. Exploiting the wealth beneath our feet will involve some unpopular......

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