From our correspondent:
“When I met Louise Hutchins, Greenpeace spokesperson on Energy and Climate change at the weekend, she told me that China is only two years away from making green energy products that will be competitively priced with fossil fuels. But guess what you can’t make the huge profits out of sun and wind power so the big energy companies aren’t interested! This article does not categorically state that there will never be fracking in National Parks or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, I think they are still keeping the door open. But the government are shocked to find large swathes of the country are against fracking, what a surprise !
even in the desolate north east!!!“
Meanwhile, our government will give the go-ahead on Monday [today] for a big expansion of fracking across Britain that will allow drilling in national parks and other protected areas in “exceptional circumstances”. Source: Guardian
This in spite of the known fact, as this article says very clearly, that by 2020 solar electricity will be competitive with fossil fuel electricity for 80% of the world’s population.
Solar electricity already is competitive for people who live in sunny countries. Within 6 years that will have spread to include less sunny countries like ours.