We have so far been able to generate electricity by a variety of “renewable” energy sources. That is all in the right direction in terms of trying to reduce global warming. However, most UK homes are heated not by electricity but but gas and we do not get gas from solar or wind turbines. That is where shale gas fits in; as a short term measure to buy time to develop truly sustainable energy supplies right here in the UK.
For more information, also see last 2 posts at www.safeshale.co.uk
Bill Butterworth 24 January 2016