Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Holding the line

As the head of steam builds up for shale gas and other unconventional hydrocarbons, it was inevitable that there should be a backlash. It was also a foregone conclusion that the BBC should be the cheerleader.

The shale gas revolution promises an endless supply of cheap and readily accessible gas, banishing for the foreseeable future and beyond, any idea of energy shortages. And this is the last thing the greenies want. For them it would be a disaster, robbing their socialist, Stone Age agenda of much of its force.

We can expect, therefore, with growing intensity, the greenies to marshal their forces and seek every possible means to block the exploitation of alternative hydrocarbons. If they let these through, they are finished as a coherent force. Undoubtedly, though, this means they really are finished. Even our idiot politicians cannot hold the line forever.