The BBC's World This Weekend programme yesterday looked at the prospects for Cuadrilla's plans for frack for shale oil in the leafy south-east of England. This was a pretty balanced piece, with the prospect of the lights going out repeatedly raised as an important factor in the decision-making process. I think it's probably significant that this prospect is no longer considered eccentric or controversial but a real and present danger.
The magazine piece is followed by an interview with the man in charge of this shambles, Ed Davey, whose "answers" to questions are the epitome of vacuity. Towards the end, however, one does sense that the penny may be starting to drop.
The audio is attached below.