Friday 5 October 2012

UK debate over pros and cons of fracking will echo in Ireland

Battles over wind farms may be just the prelude to more bitter conflict as fracking spreads, writes MARK HENNESSY 
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS delegates grabbed coats and scarves as they made their way, heads bowed, along Brighton’s promenade for their party’s conference this week in the face of howling winds and rain, as an unseasonal winter gale battered England’s south coast.
Despite being preoccupied with their own political survival, delegates had time to consider the UK’s future energy needs, as climate-change pressures clash with the world’s insatiable demand for energy, mostly fossil.
Read the article @ The Irish Times

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