Despite all the hype, there is still considerable uncertainty as to how much shale gas is in the ground and whether it will be socially, environmentally or economically viable to extract.
Gas has been the main cause of hikes in people’s bills over the past decade and gas prices are expected to continue to rise.
Wales must join with the whole of the UK in playing our part in reducing use of fossil fuels so as to ward off the worst effects of climate change.
This means we have to be prepared to wean ourselves off coal, oil and gas and do more to gain the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The good news is that the green economy is a booming sector with huge opportunities for job creation.
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A petition will be handed in at the Senedd later calling for rules to prevent the use by under 13's in care of social media sites.
Technology projects that promote the Welsh language are to get over £250,000 of funding to help encourage more use of in digital media.
A chilly start to the day is expected but prolonged spells of sunshine will allow the temperatures to respond, highs of between 14 - 17 °C