The Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt has warned that giving the green light to fracking in the UK will lead to a "commercial stampede" and will sap investment from renewable energy sources:
Even as a small part of the energy mix, a push for shale gas will swiftly descend into a commercial stampede and investment will leak away from the renewable sector.
Despite environmental concerns the Government have given the green light for fracking to resume across the UK.
Fracking has cut fuel bills in half in some states in the US, so could the same thing happen here? I got my calculator out.
The process of gas extraction known as 'fracking' has revolutionised the energy market in the US. Could the same thing happen here?